The two-wheeled, self-balancing toy was left charging at the Metropolitan Apartments on Old Georgetown Road when it suddenly went up in flames, fire officials say.
Early indications are that the fire started while the homeowner was burning some brush in the backyard of his home in Silver Spring. Police believe it got out of control and the man died from burns sustained during the fire.
Montgomery County firefighters battled a string of fires Saturday, complicated by cold temperature and snow accumulation.
Montgomery County Fire spokesman Pete Piringer said sprinkler activation had controlled a fire that started on the fourth floor balcony of the Galvan at Twinbrook apartments.
A Brookeville, Maryland family’s home is destroyed. A dog is unaccounted for. And the damage estimate for the accidental fire that tore the property has been raised from $500,000 to $600,000.
More than 1,000 residents have been displaced after a transformer fire caused around $1 million worth of damage in a Bethesda high-rise on Saturday morning. Those living in approximately 550 smoke-impacted units were evacuated, while others sheltered in place. See photos.
A man and a woman are dead following a car crash that had shut down part of Democracy Boulevard in Potomac, Maryland, Thursday morning.
Montgomery County firefighters battled a blaze on the lowest level of an underground parking garage in Bethesda around 7:15 a.m. on Sunday. Watch video.
The day after severe weather socked the D.C. area, gusty winds continued to topple trees. The Arlington County Fire Department tweeted pictures of a tree that crashed into a home and caused minor injuries Friday.
More than 80 Montgomery County firefighters were at the scene of a fire at a former middle school gym in Olney, Maryland, early Sunday.
The fire caused more than $700,000 damage on Haines Road.
Pete Piringer with the Montgomery County Fire Department told WTOP that an internal communications error caused the system to go down at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.
A house fire broke out Saturday morning on the 2100 block of Norbeck Road in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Six people were hurt in a car crash Saturday morning in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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