July 26, 2019 | Staff Writer

Truck Truffles Commuters on I-270

Gimme a break. A tractor trailer loaded with candy overturned Friday morning on southbound I-270 in Germantown, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said. Although the cargo was chocolate bars, it wasn’t a sweet commute as the highway was blocked for hours after the 1 a.m. wreck. Piringer said the incident occurred at […]

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July 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man’s Best Friends Help Save Owner Stuck in Mud

Things were not looking good for a man who was stuck in the mud at the edge of the Potomac River near Brookmont Dam at the C&O Canal on Monday. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue, the man was playing fetch with his two dogs about 50 yards away […]

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February 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Firefighters Rescue 86-Year-Old Man After Basement Wall Collapses (VIDEO)

An 86-year-old man is recovering today after he was trapped under a collapsed basement wall last night on Briggs Road in Silver Spring. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said firefighters extricated the man from the rubble and transported him to a local hospital. Piringer said the wall apparently collapsed during last night’s strong storms. […]

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February 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Investigate Fatal Potomac Crash (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Feb. 15, 12:15 p.m. Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal one car crash that occurred on Sunday afternoon in Potomac. It happened shortly after 3 p.m. on Feb. 14, in the area of 12860 Travilah Road. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2010 Dodge Viper was traveling west on Travilah Road. […]

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March 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Help Remove Deer Stuck on Ice at Little Seneca Lake

UPDATED Montgomery County fire and rescue crews helped Park Police remove two deer who were stuck on ice late Sunday afternoon at Little Seneca Lake, according to a fire department official. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that an airboat was deployed for the rescue operation at Black Hills […]

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