Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A Monday morning fire at 28 S. Frederick Ave., causes about $225,000 in damage, The Gazette reports.
A two-story commercial building in Gaithersburg housing several businesses was severely damaged in a fire Monday morning, The Gazette reported. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Beth Anne Nesselt told The Gazette the fire started in the rear of the 28 S. Frederick Ave. complex around 4 a.m. No one was injured and the fire caused approximately $225,000 in damage, according to the report. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Read the full story on The Gazette.
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…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A small fire outside the 233 Kentlands Boulevard business did not cause any internal damage, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Beth Anne Nesselt said.
A small fire outside Crest Cleaners, located at 233 Kentlands Blvd., was quickly put out Tuesday evening without causing damage, said Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Beth Anne Nesselt. Fire and Rescue services were dispatched to the location at about 5:15 p.m. for the report of smoke in the building, Nesselt said. "Arriving firefighters located a small fire outside the structure," Nesselt told Patch in an email. "It was handled, no fire spread and units were quickly returned to service afterwards." The origin of the fire is unclear at this time, Nesselt said.
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 …
Friday, October 26, 2012
A kitchen fire was put out Wednesday morning in the 17500 block of Towne Crest Drive in Gaithersburg.
A small kitchen fire in a Gaithersburg apartment was extinguished Wednesday morning without any injuries, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Beth Anne Nesselt told Patch. MCFR was dispatched to the garden-style apartment in a multi-family living complex in the 17500 block of Towne Crest Drive at 10 a.m. where they found a fire caused by unattended food cooking on the stove, Nesselt said. Multiple occupants had safely evacuated the apartment and the fire was quickly extinguished with no extension within the home, Nesselt said. The residents of the home will not be displaced. "Reminder from the fire department — be sure to stand by your pan to prevent the number one cause of home fires: unattended cooking," Nesselt said.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A Pepco crew rescued a 3-year-old boy after a fire broke out in an Upper Marlboro home, according to reports.
A 19-year-old Pepco lineman and the crew he was working with rescued a 3-year-old boy from an Upper Marlboro home on Oct. 17 after it caught on fire. Pepco employee Ryan Callahan was upgrading electricity in a home under renovation in the 2600 block of Ritchie-Marlboro Road when he noticed the smoke, according to NBC4 Washington. "It was pretty bad ... I have to admit the smoke was very thick, I went into the kitchen area and you couldn't see anything," Callahan told NBC's Jackie Bensen. Callahan ran inside to help, while other crew members went to alert the homeowner, Malebogo Munamunungu, who was walking two of her children to the bus stop, Bensen reported. Munamunungu ran back to the house when she realized her son Asher was still …
Monday, July 30, 2012
A late-Sunday fire in the 18200 block of Kilrush Court caused approximately $250,000 worth of damage.
A fire in the Montgomery Village area of Gaithersburg displaced 14 people from a townhouse complex Sunday night, WUSA 9 reported. Firefighters responded to the fire in the 18200 block of Kilrush Court around 11 p.m., Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Asst. Chief Scott Graham said. The townhouse showed heavy fire from the second floor and roof before a second alarm was called and firefighters quickly put down the flames from the interior. All occupants of the blazing townhouse and adjacent homes were evacuated immediately, Graham said, adding no civilians or firefighters were injured in the fire. Fire officials told WUSA 9 the fire's cause was electrical and accidental and took 66 firefighters to knock down. Four units were damaged, …
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, …
Monday, July 16, 2012
A Saturday night fire caused upward of $70,000 to a garage and home in the Kentlands.
A Saturday night fire caused by the illegal discharge of fireworks in a Kentlands garage resulted in damages upward of $70,000. Scott Graham, Assistant Chief of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, told Patch the fire at 733 Kent Oaks Mews resulted in no injuries and took approximately 40 minutes to control. Kent Oaks Mews is located off Kent Oaks Way in Gaithersburg's Kentlands neighborhood and is a short drive from Tschiffely Square, the location of Rachel Carson Elementary School, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and multiple businesses.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Total damage came to approximately $70,000.
Firefighters were called at 10:45 p.m. Saturday to 733 Kent Oaks Mews in the Kentlands area of Gaithersburg, where they found a garage on fire, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. Assistant Chief Scott Graham said that MCFRS's Fire and Explosives Investigation Section had determined that illegally discharged fireworks had started the fire. There were no injuries, but the total damage was approximately $70,000, Graham said. Using one water line to attack the garage fire and two lines to protect nearby structures, firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 40 minutes, according to Graham. MCFRS stayed on the scene for approximately three hours. All fireworks in Montgomery County are illegal. RELATED …