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October 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police, Fire Rescue Service Investigate Multiple Fires and Commercial Burglary

Gaithersburg Police (GPD) and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) are investigating five fires and a commercial burglary that occurred around 1-2 a.m. Thursday morning, GPD said in a release. The “suspicious situations” happened in the Gaithersburg and Montgomery Village areas, police said. GPD asks anyone with information to call the Investigative Section at […]

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September 22, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Autobús Escolar se Atasca en un ‘Sumidero’, Varios Estudiantes Fueron Rescatados sin Lesiones

Varios estudiantes fueron evacuados de manera segura después de que un autobús escolar quedó atascado en un pequeño “sumidero” en Layhill, dijo el portavoz principal del Servicio de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado (MCFRS), Pete Piringer. Una persona fue evaluada pero no hubo heridos, dijo MCFRS quien respondió a Leclair Court alrededor de las 7 […]

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September 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

School Bus Gets Stuck in ‘Sinkhole’, Several Students Removed With No Injuries 

Several students were safely evacuated after a school bus was stuck in a small “sinkhole” in Layhill, County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer shared. One person was evaluated but there were no injuries, he said. MCFRS responded to Leclair Court around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning and Piringer said the “sinkhole” was […]

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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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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 12, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Wednesday’s Storm Caused Downed Wires, Power Outages, Debris on Roads

Thunderstorms ripped through the county again Wednesday afternoon and evening, causing toppled trees, loss of power, vehicle accidents and stranded cars in high water. At one point during the storm, about 10,000 customers were without power due mainly to downed trees on power lines. By Thursday morning, 899 customers remained without power due to 77 […]

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August 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Under Hyperthermia Alert Tuesday 

Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert until 7 p.m. Tuesday. County Emergency Management issues the alert when temperatures/heat index is forecast to be at least 95 degrees. These conditions are hazardous and the county says heat stroke and exhaustion are likely. See hot weather safety tips from the county and learn signs of heat […]

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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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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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