April 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

One Person Dead in Gaithersburg Condo Fire, Three People Injured

UPDATED 4.3.17 Firefighters are investigating a fatal condo fire in Gaithersburg. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said one person was found dead in the fire and three people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He said the fire occurred shortly after 8 p.m. at  996West Side Drive, which is the Brighton West […]

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August 11, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

How to Help Residents Affected by Silver Spring Apartment Complex Explosion (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is working with nonprofits to assist residents who have been displaced after the tragic explosion that happened at the Flower Branch apartment complex in Silver Spring. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Spokesperson Mary Anderson talks about how residents can help by donating to local nonprofit groups. Anderson said that approximately 90 […]

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August 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

Explosion at Apartment Complex in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

A search and rescue effort is underway at an apartment complex in Silver Spring following an overnight explosion and fire. It happened shortly before midnight in the 8600 block of Piney Branch Road. Over 100 firefighters were called to the scene of the three alarm fire. Firefighters said some occupants were trapped on the second […]

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November 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Cherry Hill Road Reopens After Fatal Collision (PHOTO & VIDEO)

UPDATED  Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal collision that occurred shortly before 3 a.m. today in the Calverton area of Cherry Hill Road and Broadbirch Drive. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2006 Mack tractor-trailer was traveling east on Cherry Hill Road. Police said a 2012 Infinity EX35 was turning right […]

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June 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Tree Falls on House, Woman Trapped

Montgomery County firefighters helped extricate a woman who was trapped in a bedroom after a tree fell onto a house on Saturday afternoon, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said it happened at 1508 Winding Waye Lane in Silver Spring. Piringer said the woman did not appear […]

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May 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of ambulance

Person Struck by a Train at Silver Spring Metro

Montgomery County fire and rescue crews extricated a woman from under a train at the Silver Spring Metro, 8450 Colesville Road, earlier today. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer reports the woman was transported as a priority one patient to a local hospital. During the response period, there were some road closures on Colesville Road […]

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April 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Kitchen Fire in Gaithersburg Displaces Residents (PHOTOS)

UPDATED A kitchen fire in a first floor apartment at 392 North Summit Avenue caused $75,000 in damage and displaced nine residents, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said some of the building’s occupants had to be helped out of their apartments by firefighters on April 15. Piringer […]

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April 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Apartment Building Fire in Silver Spring (PHOTO)

UPDATED, April 14, 9:15 a.m. – The fire at an apartment building in Silver Spring was contained to the apartment that it started in, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer. Piringer said other areas of the building do have heat, smoke and water damage. More than 100 firefighters responded to the scene […]

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