Rockville fire

April 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Early Morning Apartment Building Electrical Fire Sounded Like Fireworks

Some neighbors in Rockville could have mistaken an early morning electrical fire for fireworks. That’s how loud it was according to officials. The fire occurred on Dawson Avenue near Forest Avenue around 3:45 a.m. on Sunday. The electrical fire formed on the exterior of the apartment building, but it was under control within an hour. […]

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April 22, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Rockville Bakery Damaged in Fire

Fresh Baguette Bakery in Rockville suffered damages from a fire this morning. The bakery’s kitchen caught on fire, involving a large commercial oven. The incident took place around 6:30 a.m. Everyone was evacuated from the building and there were no reported injuries. Fresh Baguette Bakery is located at 804 Hungerford Drive in Rockville, Maryland. Responders […]

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November 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne and Jordan Lindsay

Fire at Rockville Gas Station Causes $1 Million Worth of Damage

More than 80 firefighters responded to a blaze at the Sunoco gas station, at 790 Hungerford Drive in Rockville shortly after 10 a.m. Friday. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer says a fire chief from Rockville’s Volunteer Fire Department originally noticed the fire, while he was passing down Md. 355. When firefighters were […]

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June 11, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Fire Disrupts Freight Train Near Rockville Station

A CSX freight train was held up near the Rockville MARC station this morning when one of its cars started smoldering, according to Fire & Rescue Services spokesman Pete Piringer. The smoldering contents were cocoa powder, Piringer said. The car was separated from the train and moved to another track. Other trains face delays but […]

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March 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officers Honored for Saving Lives in Fire Without Protective Gear

Two police officers were honored for saving Rockville residents in a fire, wearing no protective firefighter gear. According to the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC), Corporal Paul Craine and Officer Ryan Mungra responded to a loud explosion coming from a townhouse, engulfed in flames. Although the two men didn’t have a firefighting apparatus and they […]

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July 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from June 29-July 6

For a holiday week, Montgomery County had a busy seven days, especially on the public safety front. Three major trials, two fires and a crime summary with a focus on county schools dominate the week’s list of stories (by the way, you’re getting 11 stories in your Top 10; both the preview of Catherine Hoggle’s […]

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