montgomery county fire and rescue

November 15, 2021 | Collin Riviello

Police Release Identity of Man Run Over in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County Police released the identity of a pedestrian killed crossing a road in Gaithersburg last week. 75-year-old Elliot Neal Ginsburg was struck and killed by a water-delivery truck as he was crossing Asbury Road in Gaithersburg on Nov 9. Police say at around 3 p.m., the truck driver was turning left onto Odendhal Avenue […]

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November 10, 2021 | Collin Riviello

Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Gaithersburg on Tuesday

A 75-year-old man in Gaithersburg is dead after a water-delivery truck struck and killed him as he was crossing the street. Montgomery County Police say the incident happened at around 3 p.m. at Fellowship Circle in Asbury Methodist Village on Tuesday. According to police, the water-truck driver was turning left onto Odendhal Avenue from Fellowship […]

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July 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda Family Reunited with Dog Who Fell in 25-Foot-Deep Well

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue saved a dog who fell into a 25-foot-deep well in Bethesda on Saturday, July 24. The dog, named Roxy, is a cattle dog and lab mix. Roxy’s owner, Melissa Swensrud of Bethesda, told MyMCM via a text message that she was taking Roxy and her two other dogs on a […]

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April 13, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Fire in Silver Spring High-Rise Under Investigation

Firefighters put out a large fire at a high-rise on Manchester Rd. in Silver Spring Monday morning. No injuries were reported. The fire was put out quickly, and a cause is still being investigated, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue PIO Pete Piringer. Firefighters in Silver Spring battle large building fire: cause under investigation […]

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April 2, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Surveillance Video Shows 3 Suspected of Assault, Robbery in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Police Department is currently investigating an assault and robbery that took place in a parking garage in downtown Silver Spring on March 16. MCPD released surveillance footage showing three individuals suspected of the robbery and assault; they are asking the public to come forward if they recognize anyone in the video. According to […]

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March 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Suspected Mental Illness is Key Risk Factor for Use of Force by MCPD, Report Finds 

The Montgomery County Council’s Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) released a comprehensive report Tuesday analyzing the county’s public safety response to mental health situations. The report found that suspected mental illness is a key risk factor that leads to uses of force by Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers. It cites MCPD’s latest Use of […]

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March 6, 2021 | Halle Grossett

One Transported to Hospital After Early Morning Collision on River Road

Fire and rescue teams responded to a collision early Saturday morning after a car rolled over on River Road in Bethesda. River Road and Wilson Lane were blocked off while fire and rescue teams attended to the scene. A passenger was trapped in the wreckage and had to be extricated from the vehicle. One person […]

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February 16, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Incendio en Vivienda de Gaithersburg causa Evacuaciones

Un incendio provocó la evacuación de los residentes de varias casas en Gaithersburg el lunes, pero nadie resultó herido. El incendio ocurrió en la cuadra 500 de Odenhal Avenue, cerca de Cedar Springs Street en Gaithersburg. Se informó que el accidente fue causado por una toma de corriente. Se instalaron rociadores residenciales y solo hubo […]

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February 16, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Gaithersburg Townhouse Fire Forces Evacuation

An electrical fire caused Gaithersburg townhome residents to evacuate on Monday but no one was harmed. The fire occurred at the 500 Block of Odenhal Avenue, near Cedar Springs Street in Gaithersburg. The accident was reported to be caused by an electrical outlet on a first floor landing. Residential sprinklers were deployed, and there was only a […]

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December 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

About 60 Firefighters Battled House Fire in Silver Spring

About 60 firefighters responded to a house fire on Lorain Avenue in Silver Spring Tuesday morning, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. A passerby called 911 around 6 a.m., Piringer said. The house was under renovation and unoccupied, and he said the fire was heavy when firefighters arrived. It […]

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