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Firefighter injured in North Potomac house fire


NORTH POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- One firefighter is injured after a house fire broke out in a North Potomac home Friday afternoon, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said. 

The fire happened on Turley Drive in the basement of the home, officials said. When crews got to the scene they encountered heavy fire and smoke. 

Firefighters were able to knock out the bulk of the fire. They are checking the rest of the house. 

All occupants were able to get out. 

The injured firefighter is being evaluated. 

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McFly report: Tommy McFly meets the Real Housewives of Potomac


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Tommy McFly was right in the middle of the premiere night for the Real Housewives of Potomac and he lived to tell about it. 

McFly went deep into the drama of Real Housewives of Potomac to get a look into their Montgomery County community and the show. 

So far the show has been getting interesting reviews online and many locals are saying it's not real enough. The show will be on again Sunday night. ​

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Dad at party that led to N. Potomac fatal crash pleads guilty


 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- A father present at an alcohol-fueled party in N. Potomac that led to a fatal car crash in June pleaded guilty to two counts of allowing underage drinking in a residence Thursday.

Bravo announces 'Real Housewives of Potomac'


POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- Bravo's hit "Real Housewives" reality series is coming back to the D.C. area.

The cable channel announced Wednesday the "Real Housewives of Potomac" will be the latest edition of the long-running reality series. 

Notre Dame student from North Potomac found dead in dorm room


SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - An autopsy has been scheduled to learn what killed a 20-year-old University of Notre Dame student found dead in his dorm room.

University spokesman Paul Browne says Jake Scanlan of North Potomac, Maryland, was found unresponsive in bed in Siegfried Hall about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Students and a medical technician were unable to revive him.

Brown says there were no signs of trauma or indications of foul play.

St. Joseph County Coroner Michael O'Connell says an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

Scanlan was a junior majoring in mechanical engineering.

Teen charged in N. Potomac crash that killed 2 students


 

POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- A former quarterback at Wootton High School is being charged in the fatal North Potomac crash that left two recent Wootton High School graduates dead in June.

Samuel Ellis, 19, is being charged with five counts in the death of the students, officials said. He faces 23 years in prison should he be convicted.

 

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Airport fuel spilled into Potomac River


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Airport fuel from Reagan National Airport spilled into the Potomac River Thursday evening, according to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

At approximately 9:15 p.m., airport officials said personnel responded to reports of a fuel odor on the south side of Reagan National Airport. Fuel sheen was located on the Potomac River around 10:25 p.m. Officials said the spill has not been observed in the main channel of the river.

On Friday at 10 a.m., officials said the source of the spill was secure. The spill extended to Four Mile Run and the southern boundary of Reagan National Airport and officials say an estimated 7,500 to 9,000 gallons of fuel was spilled.

How the fuel ended up in the river is unknown at this time and officials say there is no timeline set for the cleanup effort.