October 4, 2021 | Staff Writer

National Fire Prevention Week Theme: ‘Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!’

It’s National Fire Prevention Week  – an effort to spread awareness and life-saving tips. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials will share daily safety tips about hazards in residents’ homes that are often hidden or overlooked. In a tweet Monday, MCFRS Chief Scott Goldstein shared prevention tips – including the importance of having a working fire alarm: […]

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September 30, 2021 | Staff Writer

First Responders Celebrate 2-Year Old Kensington Boy with ‘Heart of Gold’

First responders with Montgomery County Police Department and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services brightened the day of 2-year-old boy from Kensington earlier this week. Several members of the fire and rescue units showed up to celebrate with Conor Kehoe, his family and friends on Monday. Kehoe was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on Dec. […]

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September 30, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Firefighters Offer Safety Tips to Neighbors After House Fire Displaces Family

A family of six has been displaced after a large house fire in the Tilden Woods neighborhood broke out Wednesday afternoon. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials say it happened around 4:00 p.m. on the 11600 block of Danville Drive near Luxmanor Elementary School and Tilden Middle School. The occupants got out of […]

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September 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Several Injured in Collision Involving Metrobus, Multiple Cars

Several people were injured and some were hospitalized following a collision Sunday on Rockville Pike involving a Metrobus, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials shared. MCFRS responded to Rockville Pike and Congressional Lane around 12:20 p.m. to the rollover collision involving the bus and multiple vehicles, Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer wrote on Twitter. […]

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September 8, 2021 | Staff Writer

Aspen Hill Condos Fire Leaves Woman In Critical Condition; Some Residents Displaced

Several residents at the Grand Bell II Condominiums in Aspen Hill are displaced after a fire on Tuesday night, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials. The blaze also left one woman in critical condition. MCFRS says firefighters arrived at condos located on the 3900 block of Bel Pre Road around 10:00 […]

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September 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Propane Explosion at Landscaping Company in Laytonsville

Three people were injured Tuesday morning after an explosion and collapse at a commercial site in Laytonsville, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials said. MCFRS responded to 23601 Laytonsville Road shortly before 8 a.m. Ruppert Landscape is headquartered and manages its corporate office at the location. One person was rescued from the building, […]

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September 1, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Offers Resources For Residents Displaced After Fatal Flood in Rockville

Early Wednesday morning, remnants of Hurricane Ida unleashed heavy rainfall and caused unprecedented flooding at several locations around the region, including right here in Montgomery County. At the Rock Creek Woods Apartments in Rockville, county emergency response officials say one person died, while another remains unaccounted for. According to officials, more than 150 residents across […]

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August 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Group Rescued from Billy Goat Trail During Heat Emergency

15 juveniles and a few adults were rescued from the Billy Goat Trail in Potomac after feeling hot and suffering heat exhaustion, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) spokesperson said. MCFRS was dispatched to Trail A around 4 p.m. Thursday for  the group, Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer wrote on Twitter. Emergency services evaluated […]

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August 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Pepco Replaces Blown Lightning Arrester in Bethesda

A lightning arrester, which is placed throughout Pepco’s electric grid to protect against lightning strikes, failed Aug. 7, causing a power outage to only one customer for less than an hour, according to Pepco spokesperson Ben Armstrong. The failed arrester and fuse were replaced shortly after the incident near Gallery Bethesda Apartments on Rugby Avenue […]

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August 3, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

House Fire Displaces Two Adults in Aspen Hill

Monday, two adults were displaced after a house fire on the 14200 block of Burning Bush Lane. The home is located off of Rippling Brook Drive near the Strathmore at Bel Pre Road. No injuries occurred.

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