vehicle fire

March 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘He Saved My Life’: Woman Rescued From Burning Car Reunited with Police Officer

On February 26, 2019, Montgomery County Police Officer Michael Damskey rescued Rokhaya Ding from her burning car. Last week, the two reunited for the first time and Friday, they spoke to media about the experience. Ding thanked God for sending Damskey to save her life. The following video contains some graphic content that may not […]

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August 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Village Fire Leaves No Injuries

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services tweeted about a vehicle fire Monday on Montgomery Village Avenue before Route 355. MCFRS Units in the scene WB Montgomery Village Ave prior to 355. Vehicle fire/ no injuries. MV Ave currently closed. @mcfrs @MCFRSNews pic.twitter.com/o0Tv36srYj — Daniel Ogren (@mcfrsPIO4) August 26, 2019 Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for MCFRS […]

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April 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Car Wash Gone Wrong: Vehicle, Garage Fire in Damascus

A car caught on fire from the owner cleaning and drying it with a “heat gun,” Pete Piringer, a spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, said on Twitter. According to Piringer, firefighters responded to calls Thursday morning about a vehicle engulfed in flames in a driveway on Middleboro Drive in Damascus. The fire […]

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June 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Continue to Investigate 2017 Sandy Spring Death

Investigators continue to look into the suspicious death of a woman who died in a car fire more than a year ago. Andrea Mion Hawvermale, 56, of the 1300 block Excaliber Lane, Sandy Spring, died June 17, 2017, died from smoke inhalation and thermal injuries, according to an autopsy by the the Office of the […]

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June 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Police Call Death in Sandy Spring Suspicious

UPDATE: The victim is Andrea Mion Hawvermale, 56, from the 1300 block of Excaliber Lane in Sandy Spring, Montgomery County police said Wednesday evening. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore conducted an autopsy to determine Hawvermale’s manner and cause of death. The results of that autopsy are pending, police said. Original post: A […]

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January 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

Southbound I-270 Traffic Slowed by Vehicle Fire (PHOTO)

Traffic on I-270 near I-370 was slowed this afternoon by a vehicle fire in Gaithersburg. According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, some lanes on the southbound side were blocked. Vehicle fire on 270 SB. Police on scene. @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/W91lvya8ez — Maureen Chowdhury (@MediaMaureen) January 6, 2016 Traffic Advisory – SB I270 near I370, vehicle […]

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April 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Tips Wanted in Arson Investigation in Bethesda

Montgomery County fire investigators are looking for an arsonist after several vehicle fires were reported in a Bethesda neighborhood on Wednesday. According to Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, three vehicles in the Edgemoor area were damaged. He said damage is estimated at $100,000. Piringer is encouraging anyone with information to call the Arson Tip […]

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April 29, 2014 | Staff Writer

Vehicle Fire Backs Up Traffic on Southbound I-270

Multiple lanes were closed on I-270 Southbound just past the exit for Old Georgetown Rd. (exit 1 MD 187) due to a vehicle fire on April 29. Motorists experienced traffic backups during the emergency response.

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