Daily Dispatch: Massachusetts News
Authorities Investigate Fatal Rochester Home Fire
Sun, 20 May 2018 10:45:37 -0700
One person died in a two-alarm fire in a Rochester, Massachusetts home Sunday morning, according to the state fire marshal's office. The fire broke out at 1008 Walnut Plain Road around 9:30 a.m. and caused extensive damage to the home. Thick clouds of smoke were visible upon firefighters' arrival, and flames could be seen shooting out of the roof.
- PUB DATE: 5/20/2018 10:45:37 AM - SOURCE: NECN
Williamstown Fire District Holds Annual Meeting Tuesday
Mon, 21 May 2018 04:26:40 -0700
The fire district will ask voters on Tuesday to fund a study of the district’s current and future needs. Included on the warrant for the annual district meeting is an article requesting permission to spend up to $25,000 for the study. “We’re going to go out and do [a request for proposals] for an analysis of the current fire department, what it looks like down the road, what we’re going to need and so forth,” explained John Notsley, the chairman of the Prudential Committee, which runs the district.
- PUB DATE: 5/21/2018 4:26:40 AM - SOURCE: The Berkshires Online
4 Stoughton teens killed in horrific East Bridgewater crash identified
Sun, 20 May 2018 01:46:29 -0700
A sneaker, soft drink bottles, broken lights, pieces of metal and car doors littered the side yard of the home. A white Hyundai Sonata sedan -- almost unrecognizable -- was flipped on its roof and leaning against a tree outside a West Street home Saturday afternoon. Four male teenagers, who have been identified by the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office as Christopher Desir, 17, of Brockton, Eric Sarblah, 17, of Stoughton, Nick Joyce, 16, of Stoughton and David Bell, 17, of Stoughton, were killed in the violent crash on Route 106 as rain fell.
- PUB DATE: 5/20/2018 1:46:29 AM - SOURCE: Taunton Daily Gazette
Firefighters battle multi-alarm fire near Newton elementary school
Sat, 19 May 2018 10:50:46 -0700
A fire ripped through a Newton home that was just a few days away from being sold, officials said. The fire started around 10 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Derby Street in Newton, near Franklin Elementary School. Jason Donahe, a resident in the home, said the fire started when his mother tried to light a cigarette while sitting on a couch.
- PUB DATE: 5/19/2018 10:50:46 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
Update: Boston Firefighter Jailed on Child Rape Charge Dies
Mon, 21 May 2018 07:09:44 -0700
A Boston firefighter who was charged with raping a child has died after being found in "medical distress" in his jail cell. The Suffolk County district attorney's office says 38-year-old Samuel Perez Rosado died at a hospital Friday. His cause of death has not been released, but authorities say the case is not being treated as a homicide.
- PUB DATE: 5/21/2018 7:09:44 AM - SOURCE: NECN
Framingham firefighters fight three fires Monday morning
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:10:23 -0700
One firefighter was injured as Framingham firefighters worked to extinguish three structure fires occurred Monday morning. The first fire, the result of cooking, occurred at 6:56 a.m. at 45 Queens Way at a multi-unit apartment building. “It was a significant kitchen fire,” said Framingham Fire Chief Joe Hicks.
- PUB DATE: 5/21/2018 9:10:23 AM - SOURCE: MetroWest Daily News
Basement fire damages Horton's Market in Shrewsbury
Thu, 17 May 2018 23:30:06 -0700
Fire damaged Horton’s Market on Clinton Street Thursday night. Fire Capt. Aaron Roy said firefighters initially responding around 9:40 p.m. to reports of a light smoke condition at the store on 117 Clinton St. eventually found a significant fire in the basement. The captain said firefighters were able to contain most of the fire to the basement, and chased some extension up through the front walls of the store.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 11:30:06 PM - SOURCE: Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Two dozen firefighters from Lynn and Nahant conduct an oil spill drill
Thu, 17 May 2018 17:07:52 -0700
Two dozen firefighters from Lynn and Nahant contained an “oil spill” in Lynn Harbor Thursday, but luckily it was just a drill. “Train for the worst and hope for best,” said Alyssa Hall, a project associate at Nuka Research & Planning Group LLC., a Plymouth environmental consulting firm which conducts oil spill recovery training.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 5:07:52 PM - SOURCE: Item Live
Firefighter injured, dog dies in Athol fire
Fri, 18 May 2018 06:43:28 -0700
One firefighter was injured and at least one dog perished in a house fire on Pequoig Avenue on Thursday afternoon. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. According to Athol Fire Chief John Duguay, the department received a call about the fire at 446 Pequoig St. before 1 p.m. The department dispatched two engines, a ladder truck and a car.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2018 6:43:28 AM - SOURCE: Greenfield Recorder - Metered Site
Firefighters handle 3 vehicles on fire in New Bedford
Fri, 18 May 2018 08:39:06 -0700
Three vehicles were on fire early this morning at a car dealership on Pleasant Street, according to the Fire Department. At 4:44 a.m., firefighters found a full-size SUV was involved as well as two adjoining vehicles on fire in the lot. The dwelling to the south was also an exposure and sustained radiant heat damage, according to firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2018 8:39:06 AM - SOURCE: New Bedford Standard-Times (South Coast Times)
Voters support $7 million public safety building in Holden
Fri, 18 May 2018 01:43:38 -0700
Voters said yes to spending $7 million for construction of a new public safety building, but turned down a request for $5,100,000 for the renovation of Bagg Hall at the Annual Town Meeting held on May 15 at the Thomas Prince School. Five building questions dominated the discussion. Two hundred, twenty-five voters attended the meeting and raised no questions regarding the $9,885,470.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2018 1:43:38 AM - SOURCE: Holden Landmark
2 displaced after fire guts Lee cabin
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:51:02 -0700
Two people were displaced Thursday evening after a fire broke out at their Church Street home, according to Lee Fire Chief Ryan Brown. Firefighters from Lee and surrounding towns responded to 130 Church St. and discovered the log cabin fully engulfed in flames, according to Brown. The two residents weren't home at the time.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 6:51:02 PM - SOURCE: Berkshire Eagle
Gloucester fire leaves one family homeless
Thu, 17 May 2018 02:27:02 -0700
A fire in Gloucester left one family with their home gutted and some pets missing. The fire ripped through the two-story house on Essex Avenue early Thursday morning, and the Gloucester Fire Department got the call just after midnight. Crews at the scene say they were able to quickly get water on the flames, but the single-family home was badly damaged as the fire was so heavy that they were forced to tackle it from outside the building.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 2:27:02 AM - SOURCE: WFXT-TV Fox 25 Boston
Truro: Cape officials train to respond to oil spills
Thu, 17 May 2018 01:55:55 -0700
Practice may not make an oil spill response perfect but it can help responders get a jump on preventing the worst. “It’s designed to deal with an incident in the early hours,” Truro Fire Chief Timothy Collins said Wednesday during a training session at Pamet Harbor on ways to contain oil spills of 10 gallons or more.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 1:55:55 AM - SOURCE: Cape Cod Times
Easton firefighter, family share birthday blessing in ambulance
Wed, 16 May 2018 16:50:46 -0700
It was a birthday blessing that firefighter Tom Baker and one Easton family won’t soon forget. Baker, celebrating his 35th birthday, helped deliver a baby girl Wednesday morning in the back of an Easton ambulance outside of a home on Victory Lane. It was an exhilarating, almost unbelievable morning for the parents, Eric and Carly Shabshelowitz, who gave all thanks to Baker and the firefighters who helped deliver their newborn in, well, unusual circumstances.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 4:50:46 PM - SOURCE: Brockton Enterprise
Fire hits former Benny's store in Seekonk
Thu, 17 May 2018 06:38:48 -0700
A fire damaged the former Benny's store on Taunton Avenue (Route 44) Thursday morning, shutting down the busy road as fire crews laid fire hose across it to reach a fire hydrant. The fire was reported just before 7:30 a.m. at the store located near the East Providence line. Arriving firefighters found smoke and sparking electrical wires and traced the apparent cause to electricity feeding into the building.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 6:38:48 AM - SOURCE: Attleboro Sun Chronicle
MetroWest Regional Transit Authority donation to Natick FD dive team could save lives
Wed, 16 May 2018 16:25:26 -0700
Natick firefighter Mike Haigis knew it was time for a change. The moment came Oct. 4, 2016, when a man drowned in Morses Pond in Wellesley. Haigis was the Natick Dive Team leader that day when it rushed to the pond, where it met other dive teams that attempted to save the man’s life. Haigis said there probably wasn’t anything his team could have done differently that day, but it was a wake-up call.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 4:25:26 PM - SOURCE: MetroWest Daily News
Divided Springfield City Council approves long-contested district fire chiefs contract with residency clause
Mon, 14 May 2018 12:25:08 -0700
A divided City Council on Monday night approved a new, long-disputed contract with district fire chiefs that includes a series of retroactive and future pay raises and a clause that will require future chiefs -- but not current ones -- to live in the city. The vote was 7-6 to grant final passage to the contract for the 10-member Springfield Fire Chiefs Association.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2018 12:25:08 PM - SOURCE: The Republican
West Barnstable: Overpass Renamed in Honor of First Responders
Wed, 16 May 2018 03:17:40 -0700
The Exit 5 overpass on Route 6 has been renamed in honor of local first responders. The state has officially dedicate the bridge that carries Route 149 over the Mid-Cape highway as the “First Responders Appreciation Overpass” in a formal public ceremony Wednesday. Representatives from several local police, fire, and EMS departments will were on hand to speaking on the services and sacrifices made by first responders across the Cape and Islands.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 3:17:40 AM - SOURCE: CapeCod.com
Chelsea firefighters rescue 8 people from 'submerged' cars during Tuesday's storm
Wed, 16 May 2018 05:36:52 -0700
Chelsea firefighters rescued eight people after they were trapped in submerged cars following the sudden and rapid rainfall Tuesday. The Boston Globe reports that at about 5 p.m. Tuesday firefighters helped a driver and three passengers from a flooded car on Third Street. Drivers and a passenger were pulled from three separate cars on Vale Street around the same time, firefighters told the paper.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 5:36:52 AM - SOURCE: The Republican

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