Thursday, May 16, 2013
Tuesday's Metrorail fire caused commuters to sound off on Twitter.
Metro troubles reared their ugly head again on Tuesday as a track fire on the Red Line in Silver Spring caused significant delays during evening rush hour. Commuters took to Twitter to share their woes. @MROBart of Washington, DC was happy to have Twitter as a communication channel: "thank u #twitterverse for keeping us folks on the redline informed about the #silver spring FIRE when @wmata has failed to do so!" @wisemetis of Silver Spring had her evening plans impacted: "Red line train on fire at Silver Spring. Guesd I'm missing knit night tonight." @jonathanbtucker of DC might have come up with a new pick-up line: ""Baby, you look like the Red Line.... on fire!" -- no really tho, there's a fire on the DC metro Red Line near Silver Spring…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Metro suspended rail service between Takoma and Forest Glen stations Tuesday evening.
Update Service is back to normal at the Silver Spring Metro station, Metro announced via Twitter at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday. Original post A fire on the tracks that sent billowing smoke over downtown Silver Spring forced the evacuation of the Silver Spring Metro station at the peak of Tuesday evening’s rush hour. No one was injured as firefighters brought the fire under a Red Line train under control quickly, said Assistant Chief Scott Graham, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. NBC4 video from the scene showed thick white smoke after the fire was extinguished. The fire was in electrical insulation and connectors on the tracks, Graham said. Red Line service was suspended between the Takoma and Forest Glen stations, …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Firefighters douse blaze at Halal House Fresh Foods Market, WUSA9 reports
Investigators are trying to determine what caused a blaze at a Germantown grocery Wednesday afternoon. WUSA9 was at the scene of the complex that houses Halal House Fresh Food Markets on Waters Road and has posted several photos at its website, WUSA9.com. Firefighters to the 1900 block of Waters Road at around 11:16 a.m. and called in more units due to the size of the building and the nature of the blaze, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service Spokeswoman Beth Anne Nesselt told Patch. The bulk of the fire was extinguished by 11:43 a.m. There were no injuries, Nesselt said.
Monday, March 25, 2013
MCFRS: Cause of 2-alarm fire Saturday 'undetermined'
A townhouse fire in Germantown on Saturday left a family homeless and two pet dogs dead, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman told Patch. The cause of the fire was listed as “undetermined,” spokeswoman Beth Anne Nesselt said. No others were injured. At around 3 p.m. Saturday, firefighters were dispatched to the 19300 block of Elderberry Terrace to find all three levels of the townhome engulfed in flames. The damage was estimated at $200,000. Nesselt said Red Cross was assisting the family.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service units were dispatched to the Montgomery Village area of Gaithersburg Thursday afternoon.
An adult female required medical attention for possible smoke inhalation after a microwave caught fire in the Montgomery Village area of Gaithersburg Thursday afternoon, according to a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson. MCFRS units were dispatched just after 2 p.m. to a house in the 20300 block of Oyster Bay Terrace for the report of a fire, MCFRS spokesperson Beth Anne Nesselt told Patch. Officials remained on scene checking for extension of the fire, Nesselt said. No other injuries were reported. Editor's Note: This article has been updated to correctly reflect the location after originally identying it as the Laytonsville area of Gaithersburg.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
MCFRS: Damage surpasses $500,000
A basement fire Friday displaced a Germantown family and caused more than a half million dollars in damage, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service. At around 4:15 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a house in the 11700 block of Scarlet Leaf Circle where they battled a fire that began in the basement and spread to the home's first floor, fire officials said in a weekly incident report. No one was injured in the blaze, but two adults and five children were left homeless, said Assistant Chief Scott Graham, an MCFRS spokesman. The fire caused $500,000 damage to the home’s structure and $150,000 damage to the home’s contents, according to the incident report. Graham was unable to provide further details when reached by Patch on…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green took his life after firing on his roommates, killing one.
Editor's note: Early Tuesday morning, two University of Maryland students were left dead and another injured in a shooting on 36th Ave. in College Park. Police say that the gunman, identified as 23-year-old graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green, set several fires around his house before shooting two of his roommates when they came outside. One—Stephen Alex Rane, 22, of Silver Spring—was later pronounced dead, while another suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Green then turned the gun on himself, according to police. News of the incident sent shockwaves around College Park and the UMD community. Find continuous coverage of this story below, or follow the latest from College Park Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Update, 8:21 p.m.: UMD …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Fire destroys home early Saturday on Mouth of Monacacy Road; injuries were considered non-life threatening
Two firefighters were injured while battling a house fire in Dickerson on Saturday, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service said. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesman Scott Graham told The Gazette that the fire completely destroyed the home, leaving its two residents displaced. Fire officials said in a statement that the firefighters' injuries were considered non-life threatening. One fireman suffered second-degree burns on his hand; the other firefighter was “mildly shocked” when an eclectic line touched the home’s aluminum siding. The residents were not injured, according to the statement. At around 3:30 a.m., rescuers responded to reports of a house fire in the 19700 block of Mouth of Monacacy Road. Residents said they were…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Thursday morning fire confined to furnace room; occupant treated for minor burns, The Gazette reports.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A two-alarm fire on the roof of the furniture store closed Rockville Pike into Town Center at the height of Wednesday evening's rush hour.
A two-alarm fire Wednesday night at the Marlo Furniture at 725 Rockville Pike did significant damage to the store's roof and snarled traffic in Rockville Town Center at the height of the evening rush. Two firefighters were injured. The call for the fire came in at 6:15 p.m. County and Rockville City police closed Rockville Pike at Wootton Parkway, rerouting traffic around the northbound route into the city's downtown. An NBC4 helicopter captured video of the rooftop blaze. Two firefighters suffered heat-related non-life threatening injuries while putting out the blaze, said Assistant Chief Scott Graham of the county fire and rescue service. The store was evacuated, Graham said. No civilians were hurt. Firefighters extinguished the fire, …