- Rhonda B. Weaver
- David J. Kennedy
- Brett J. Carter
|Master Firefighter Damian Langston walks some|
children around Paramedic Engine 724
Townhouse Fire 19300 Block Elderberry Terrace, a set on Flickr.
On Saturday, March 23, MCFRS personnel responded to a report of a townhouse fire in the 19300 block of Elderberry Terrace. A second alarm was called and the fire was extinguished. Total damages of approximately $200K. The fire is under investigation. There were no injuries to the occupants though the family sadly lost two dogs. Red Cross assisting.
Friday Apartment Fire 8600 Block Carroll Ave., a set on Flickr.
On Friday, March 22, MCFRS personnel responded to a report of an apartment fire in the 8600 block of Carroll Ave in Takoma Park. Firefighters rescued a 59 year old male from the apartment and transported him to a local trauma center. Fire began in an unattended pot on the stove. Damage was estimated at $500K with additional damage to six neighboring apartments. Ten people were displaced.
Photos Courtesy of Firefighter Dan Rothermel
11900 block of Old Columbia Pk, a set on Flickr.
Montgomery County Fire/Rescue units responded to the 11900 block of Old Columbia Pike for the house fire with a report of people trapped. Battalion Chief 701 arrived on scene and confirmed a working house fire with a person hanging from a second floor window. A male occupant jumped from the window prior to the fire departments arrival. A female occupant remained on the window sill and was rescued via ladder by the fire department (see photos below).
The fire was brought under control in about 15 minutes and was contained to the first floor of the townhouse. Damages were roughly $125,000 to the structure and $75,000 to the contents. There were 5 persons total displaced (two adults and three children). The two adults were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
2900 block of New Castle Avenue , a set on Flickr.
A woman sustained minor injuries after a tree fell on the vehicle she was a passenger in around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6. The incident occurred in the 2900 block of New Castle Avenue in Silver Spring. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured while the person injured was transported to a local hospital.
Photos Courtesy of MCFRS