Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A 63-year-old was severely burned before rescued Tuesday morning.
A 63-year-old man has died from severe burns received in an apartment building fire in Silver Spring Tuesday morning, according to a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue report. Edward Mager, of Silver Spring, was one of several residents of Montgomery Towers, at 415 Silver Spring Ave., rescued from the fire just before 7 a.m. on April 2, fire officials said. Firefighters found Mager unconscious outside of his apartment in the hallway on the sixth floor. The exact number of residents rescued was unknown, according to fire officials, but a 6-year-old child was among the number of people sent to local hospitals Tuesday. The condition of the residents was not known, according to the report. The fire started inside of an apartment on the top …
A man in his 60s was one of several residents rescued from a six-floor apartment building Tuesday morning.
A man believed to be around 60-years old is in critical condition Tuesday after he was rescued from a burning apartment building in Silver Spring, according to a release from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. The man sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local burn center, fire officials said. Firefighters reponded to the Montgomery Towers at 415 Silver Spring Ave. just before 7 a.m. April 2 with reports of a fire. Fire and heavy smoke were seen from a top-floor apartment, according to the release, and it took more than 100 firefighters to bring the fire under control. The exact number of residents rescued from the building is unknown, according to fire officials, but a 6-year-old child was among the number of …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The woman is the first fire fatality of 2013 in Montgomery County, according to fire officials.
A 67-year-old Silver Spring woman died Saturday, Feb. 9 from injuries caused when her clothing caught fire Feb. 7. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue reports that Katherine Elizabeth McNeal, of the 8500 block of 11th Avenue, was the first person in the county to die from a fire this year. Fire crews arrived at McNeal's residence at 10:45 a.m. last Thursday with the report of a kitchen fire and one person burned, according to a press release from fire officials. McNeal was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition and the fire was quickly extinguished. Fire officials said that investigators determined that the woman's clothing was ignited by a stove burner while she was cooking. After hearing her scream, McNeal's son tried to help …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Fire and Rescue crews responded to the home in the Long Branch neighborhood around 11 a.m. Thursday.
An elderly woman suffered "serious," life-threatening burns from a cooking fire in the Long Branch neighborhood of Silver Spring Thursday morning, according to a Twitter update from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Assistant Chief Scott Graham. Fire crews responded to the 8500 block of 11th Avenue just around 10:46 a.m., according to WUSA9. The woman was transported to a local burn center, according to Graham's Twitter update.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Ebony Unisex Barbers has been in Silver Spring for 20 years.
Update: 6:07 p.m.Update: 6:07 p.m. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue (MCFR) officials said Thursday the fire that burned a Silver Spring business to a shell was intentionally set. An initial investigation using police dogs detected a flammable liquid, MCFR Spokesman Capt. Oscar Garcia said. Investigators have collected evidence on the scene and are sending it to a lab to confirm the fire was an act of arson. Original post, 9:42 a.m. A fire forced a downtown Silver Spring barbershop to close its doors Thursday. Montgomery County firefighters were dispatched to the scene about 2:35 a.m. for a report of a fire at Ebony Unisex Barbers—located at 936 Bonifant St., Montgomery County Fire and Rescue (MCFR) Spokesman Capt. Oscar Garcia said. …