October 25, 2018

Three Germantown families have been displaced after a fire in an apartment building last night, according to Montgomery County fire officials.

   Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service senior spokesman Pete Piringer, said that MCFRS were called to an apartment building at 19500 Gunners Branch Road in...

October 12, 2018

Montgomery County Police and Fire Rescue personnel had to battle a battle a deranged man before they could get to work extinguishing the fire the man had started in the kitchen of his Clarksburg townhouse on Thursday night.

   Police and fire personnel had to make three separate entries to the townho...

September 21, 2018

A bunch of folks in Poolesville will not be getting their catalogs and credit card offers.

   Montgomery County Fire Rescue units responded to a fire in a U.S. Postal Service truck on Friday afternoon. The postal pyre occurred at approximately 2:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 21 in the 17100 block of Chiswel...

August 16, 2018

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) was awarded one of the industry’s most prestigious honors at the International Association of Fire Chiefs' Fire-Rescue International Conference in Dallas. The department was accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI)...

August 15, 2018

UPDATE: MCFRS officials declared the fire to be "out" at about 7:00 pm on Thursday, Aug. 16, a full 40 hours after the initial call was received. Units and personnel remained on the scene for an additional four hours cleaning up conducting an investigation. 

UPDATE: At 11:30 am on Wednesday, Aug...

July 27, 2018

Fire officials are crediting a closed door with containing the flames and smoke of a fire which broke out Friday morning at Germantown townhouse.

   Montgomery County Fire Rescue Units responded to the 13000 block of Thyme Court in Germantown at about 7:15 am on Friday, July 27 for the report of a fi...

July 6, 2018

The Fourth of July celebration was a blast, but not in the way the party goers had intended.

   It seems a group of about two dozen people gathered to celebrate the Fourth and set off some fireworks on rural Hunting Quarter Road in Poolesville, according to MCFRS senior spokesperson Pete Piringer. Hu...

June 18, 2018

A fire in a maintenance shed on the grounds of Seneca Creek State Park sent a plume of dark smoke into the sky that could been throughout the Germantown area on Saturday evening. The fire destroyed the shed, along with the farm tractor and boat contained inside the shed.

   At about 6:40 pm Montgomer...

June 11, 2018

A woman suffered serious burns to her legs and torso after being awakened in her bedroom by a raging fire in her house in a rural area outside of Poolesville Monday afternoon.

   Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service units responded to reports of a house fire in the 15100 block of Sugarland Road near...

April 3, 2018

Back in January, when Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett first introduced his Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget it contained plans to eliminate two fire engines from the UpCounty, one in the heart of Germantown and the other in Hyattstown. The County Council reinstated those fire engines in the...

March 28, 2018

West Old Baltimore Road in Boyds was closed for about an hour on Wednesday afternoon as firefighters from the Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service responded to a fully engulfed van fire.

   Firefighters were called to West Old Baltimore Road near Comstat Drive in Boyds for a work van on fire at abou...

February 12, 2018

A Germantown family has been displaced after a fire which started under the deck of their townhouse caused significant damage to the dwelling on Sunday morning.

   Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service units were called to 20147 Laurel Hill Way in Germantown shortly after 10:00 am on Sunday, Feb. 11...

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