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Police searching for 1-year-old Silver Spring girl

Plus: After Potomac house fire, firefighters suggest chimney inspection; Hanukkah Parade was more interactive

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Police searching for 1-year-old Silver Spring girl

Police in Montgomery County are asking for the public’s help to find a 1-year-old girl, Ziona Amaya, who was last seen with her father, Cornelius Smith, 28, on Sunday around 6 p.m.

The Silver Spring girl and her mother, Sandy Barrientos, had been reported missing that day, but Barrientos was later found. [WTOP]

After Potomac house fire, firefighters suggest chimney inspection

Hours after Potomac homeowners lit a fire in their fireplace Monday, 65 firefighters were in their attic trying to control flames that ended up about a million dollars in damage.

The two people inside the house on Holly Leaf Lane didn’t realize smoke and possibly embers were escaping from their chimney in the attic and causing their home to burn above them, said Pete Piringer, a spokesman for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service. [WTOP]

Hanukkah Parade was more interactive

From juggling fire, to acrobatics, the third night of Hanukkah was a memorable one in Montgomery County.

Firefighters, police officers and performers made five stops in different neighborhoods, each time offering the same level of excitement. [WJLA]

Today’s weather

Sunny early, then cloudy later, with a high around 53 and a low around 43

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