Maryland church fireplace: Authorities examine vandalism and potential arson close to Washington, DC

“These churches are within a few miles of each other,” said Pete Piringer, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. “We can’t conclude right now that they’re connected, but they’re all very similar.” At about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, a fire was lit at North Bethesda United Methodist Church on Old Georgetown Road. … Read more