Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A list of roads prone to flooding, provided by Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services
According to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, the following roads in the downcounty area are subject to periodic flooding: Columbia Pike (MD 29) North of White Oak, at Paint Branch Connecticut Avenue (MD 185) South of Kensington, at Rock Creek River Road (MD 190) Potomac, at Cabin John Creek University Boulevard (MD 193) Wheaton, at Sligo Creek Veirs Mill Road (MD 586) South of Twinbrook Parkway, at Rock Creek Beach Drive Kensington-Chevy Chase, in Rock Creek Park Sligo Creek Parkway Silver Spring and Takoma Park
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
An early afternoon gas leak caused the road closure and some business evacuations Tuesday, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services said.
Updated at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday: Arlington Road in Bethesda has reopened and nearby businesses are cleared for re-entry after a Tuesday afternoon gas leak forced Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services to clear the area. MCFRS was dispatched around 12 p.m. to Arlington Road in Bethesda where a construction worker punctured a 2-inch gas line, according to MCFRS spokeswoman Beth Anne Nesselt. Several businesses were evacuated and Arlington Road was closed as fire rescue workers monitored gas levels near the old Bethesda Post Office, Patch reported. Washington Gas officials were called to the scene and crews completed repairs on the punctured line around 1:30 p.m., Nesselt said. Traffic was detoured around the area with Arlington Road closed …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
No injuries were reported in a house fire on Bells Mill Road Tuesday night.
Approximately 45 firefighters responded to a house fire on Bells Mill Road in Potomac Tuesday night. Shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services responded to a house fire in a single family home at the 7700 block of Bells Mill Road. Rescue workers extinguished the bulk of the fire in 15 minutes, according to MCFRS spokesman Captain Oscar Garcia. Firefighters were initially told that an occupant may have been inside the home during the time of the fire, but he was later found to be at a neighbor's house. No injuries have been reported.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Sixty oxygen masks designed for animals were donated to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service.
When Darnestown resident Lorie White's home caught fire last year, the first thing - or things - she sought to save were her animals. Luckily, with the help of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, White's dogs, cats, parrots and horses were evacuated from the flames unscathed. "You only have a split second," White said. "Things can be replaced, but you can never get over the loss of a family member - two-legged or four-legged." As a token of her gratitude, White decided to donate one oxygen kit designed especially for animals to Fire Station 31 - the first responders to her house fire. Eventually, that small gift blossomed into an even larger donation. Two area groups donated 60 animal oxygen masks to the Montgomery County Fire …