Thursday, July 11, 2013

2 alarm fire damages Everett home

Around 8:15 this evening Everett fire department responded to 147 Jefferson Ave for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival of the companies, heavy smoke was visible pouring from the eaves of the 2.5 story wood frame home and a working fire assignment was sounded. Approximately 8:26 PM a 2nd alarm was transmitted to bring additional manpower to the scene as the fire advanced into the second floor and the attic. The fire was reported to be knocked down on all floors around 8:43 and companies began overhaul. Somerville, Chelsea, Melrose, Malden all came to cover the city or assist at the scene. 1 patient was transported by EMS as a precaution with non life threatening injuries.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Identification sought for 2 suspects in Marathon bombing

The FBI has released official images and video of 2 suspects wanted in connection with the marathon bombing attacks on April 15th 2013 in the City of Boston. They are asking anyone with information to call 1-800- CALL FBI or utilize their website at: Marathon tip site

State police also state that these photos are the official ones and to disregard any others that may be posted online.

Note: Suspect 1 is wearing a black hat, suspect 2 has a defined jaw bone and nose and has dark hair.

Video from security camera can be found here:

Photos of the suspects attached below:


Friday, February 1, 2013

Armed gunman robs Medford bank

Around 4:40 PM yesterday, January 31st the East Cambridge Savings Bank at 243 Salem St was robbed. The suspect entered the bank and pointed a handgun at the teller and demanded cash. The teller complied and the subject fled the scene on a bicycle. The bike was recovered a short time later and the suspect remains outstanding.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5'6"-5'8"with a thin build. He was wearing a dark gray sweatshirt, black sweatpants, dark colored shoes or sneakers, black gloves, and a black knit cap pulled down over his face.

The FBI is assisting Medford police in the investigation and anyone with information is urged to call Medford PD detectives at 781-391-6765 or the business line at 781-391-6404.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

3 alarm fire races thru Lawrence home

Just before 3 AM this morning, firefighters from across the Merrimack Valley responded to 70/72 Berkeley St in Lawrence for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival of engine 7 they reported heavy fire showing from a 2.5 story 2 family home and immediately ordered the 2nd alarm. The 3rd alarm was soon ordered as the home became fully engulfed and defensive ops were ordered. The home is completely gutted and sent 10 residents racing into the cold early morning temperatures. 1 resident and 1 firefighter were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Tractor trailer fire forces closure of the O'Neil tunnel

Around 11:30 this morning box 9325 was struck for the Southbound O'Neil tunnel for a fully engulfed tractor trailer unit. Upon arrival of state police, they reported the cab of the 18 wheeler was fully engulfed and the fuel tanks contained 130 gallons of diesel fuel. Ventilation fans have been activated and the fire has been knocked down. Overhaul is in progress. Todiscos towing is on location to remove the truck and trailer. For a time, all the southbound lanes were shutdown. The 3 right lanes are now closed while crews work to clean up the remains of the truck and so Massdot inspectors can inspect the wall panels. Companies were staged above ground as additional resources if they were needed. Traffic on I- 93 is backed up into Sullivan Square at last report.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Boston firefighters battle 2 alarm blaze in snow storm

At 10:09 this evening Boston fire alarm transmitted box 2263 for 4 Juniper Terrace. Upon arrival of Chief Mitchell, a 2nd alarm was ordered for a fully engulfed 3 story wood frame with severe exposure issues. Companies stretched lines to immediately protect exposures and went to work. Exterior operations were ordered and it was reported that power lines were arcing outside the structure. The main body of fire has been knocked down and NStar is on scene cutting power to the scene. So far no injuries have been reported.

Update-11:40 PM-Fire still continues to vent thru the roof. No access via ladder truck due to difficult access and issue with arcing wires. All companies still heavily engaged and crews are being rotated in and out for rehab.

Gas leak prompts evacuation in Fall River

Around noon today firefighters from Fall River responded to 4 Hartwell St for a strong odor of gas inside the structure. Upon arrival they evacuated the building and began measuring gas levels while the ladder truck began to ventilate the structure. Gas levels were reported to be as high as 87 PPM at one point and apparatus at the scene  had to be pulled back and be repositioned. The gas company was already on location doing work in the street when incident occurred. The power has been shut off to the building and a shelter for displaced residents is in the process of being set up.