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November 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Starting January 1, Maryland Law Requires Ten-Year/Long-Life Batteries in All Battery-Only Smoke Alarms

A new Maryland state law requiring long-life batteries in smoke alarms takes effect on January 1, 2018. A document from Montgomery County government outlines the changes required of homeowners. According to the document, homeowners must: 1. Replace battery-only operated smoke alarms with units powered by sealed- in, ten-year/long-life batteries with a “silence/hush” feature. 2. Upgrade […]

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February 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Townhouse Fire in Gaithersburg Displaces Five Residents

Montgomery County firefighters have determined that “unattended cooking” sparked a townhouse fire in the 9200 block of Hummingbird Terrace in Gaithersburg and caused an estimated $500,000 in damage to the building on Feb. 14. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that over 50 firefighters were called to the scene […]

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