Monday, February 27, 2012

Multi-alarm fire tears thru million dollar home in Lexington

Around 4:45 yesterday afternoon fire officials were called to a large 2.5 story house at 47 Vaille Ave for a report of a fire. Upon arrival companies had heavy fire/smoke showing from the front of the building and conditions were quickly deteriorating. The blaze quickly consumed the front side of the structure and made a quick advance to the upper floors eventually breaking thru the roof. Within minutes a 2nd alarm was ordered and companies were ordered out of the building and defensive operations were set up. Hanscom engine 6, Arlington 2, Burlington tower 1 responded to the scene along with a Bedford engine. Meanwhile; Winchester covered the east side & Belmont pump covered the HQ station.  A large portion of the roof on the front of the building quickly gave way as the fire was making quick work of the mansion.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Revere-Ambulance into a building

Around 3:45 this morning as I was on my way back from the fire in Lynn I took Route 107 also known as Broadway once you roll into Revere. I was behind Ladder 2 as they were also heading back to quarters from the cover assignment from the earlier fire. We encountered an accident-A Cataldo ambulance which was involved versus a passenger vehicle then into an occupied building at the intersection of Broadway and Mountain Ave. The captain of the truck requested fire alarm to strike the box; Which in turn, bringing additional manpower to the scene. The ambulance was not transporting any patient at the time. There were 2 occupants in the passenger car which collided with the rig and I believe they were transported to an area hospital for an evaluation as precaution. There was significant damage to the foundation of the structure and the building inspector was requested to respond to the scene. Action emergency services arrived to assess the damage and were going to make a new set of temporary stairs that were displaced during the crash. The building was not evacuated.

Working fire in Lynn

Around 1:40 this morning Lynn fire department responded to 185 North Common St for a report of a fire. Upon arrival firefighters made quick work of the blaze and had it under control in under 30 minutes. The building is a large 3 story brick building with dimensions of 60 ft x 125 ft. No injuries were reported. Saugus Engine 1 and the beast of all ladder trucks; Revere Ladder 2 (a tiller) covered their Western Ave station.

Manchester NH 2nd alarm

Shortly before 10 PM firefighters answered the call once again for a report of a fire at 485 Dubuque Street located off of Kelley St near downtown Manchester. Upon arrival they had heavy fire showing from the rear of a large 3 story occupied building. All occupants were safely evacuated and no injuries were reported. Once again this fire did most damage to the rear of the building and significant smoke and water throughout.

Roxbury Homicide 2/23

Around 11:20 PM Boston Police received a report of a person shot at 91 Burrell St in the Roxbury part of the city. Officers from the B-2 quickly responded to the area and located the victim a male suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of his head inside of a parked vehicle in front of that location. As of this date, a suspect has been taken into custody in regards to the incident and is being questioned by the Boston Police detective squad.
The Boston police press release can be found here: Roxbury shooting

Milton home invasion. 2/21/2012

Around 11 PM Milton police responded to 143 Blue Hill Ave on a 911 call that someone had been shot. Upon arrival they found a 25 year old female was struck in the leg with non life threatening injuries. She was transported to the Boston Medical Center for treatment. Initial investigation indicated that 3 black males arrived at the location armed & made entry to residence; at that point after firing shots they fled the scene in a black vehicle. The street was closed off for 2 blocks so detectives could conduct the investigation. State police assisted with traffic control during this time as well. No arrests have been made in connection with the incident. The victim's identity has not been released. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Brockton home damaged by early AM fire

Shortly before 1 AM on February 22nd; Brockton firefighters responded to a reported house fire at 88 Myrtle St. Upon arrival of engine company 2 they reported they had smoke showing & fire venting out the rear of the large 2.5 story multi family house. Companies began an interior attack and discovered the fire seated in the basement and was making a quick advancement up the back walls of the structure. The working fire was transmitted a few minutes later bringing additional manpower to the scene. The fire broke thru the roof in the rear and Car 56 ordered the 2nd alarm. The fire was knocked down and brought under control in about 45 minutes. Not much damage visible from the front but the top floor in the rear appeared to sustain the brunt of the damage. There was also heavy smoke and water damage throughout the structure.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Natick firefighters battling fire on Mill St

Just after 5 PM in the town of Natick, firefighters were called to the area of 150 Mill street for a report of a house fire. Upon arrival they found heavy fire showing from the rear of the building and immediately ordered the 2nd alarm. There was a report of people trapped inside but scanner transmissions indicated that everyone made it out safely. Police responded to the area to close off streets & secure the fire scene. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Truck crash closes major southshore roadway

During the early morning hours today troopers as well as the Fall River fire department responded to a fiery crash as a result of a truck striking a barrier and bursting into flames on Route 79 South after the Braga Bridge. The crash severely damaged wooden scaffolding that was in place due to ongoing construction work on the bridge and essentially melted some of the steel support beams from the southbound deck to the upper level. The southbound side of the highway has been shutdown until at least tonight and the northbound side has been indefinitely closed until further notice.

More here: Fiery crash injures 1 and closes roadway

Updated: Fatal fire in Somerville

Around 7:30 AM this morning Somerville firefighters answered the call for a reported house fire at 84 Boston Ave. A 2.5 story house near the intersection of Broadway. Engine 7 was first on the scene reporting a light smoke condition showing from the house and charged lines. Once inside they began an aggressive attack by knocking out walls and windows to ventilate the structure and made quick work of the main body of fire which was located in the kitchen. As you can see in the pictures there was minimal fire damage but the interior sustained significant smoke and water damage. The lone occupant of the home said to be a woman aged 94,suffered from what appears at this time smoke inhalation/burns at this time. The cause is still under investigation by Somerville Police detective squad as well as fire department officials. More information will be posted as it becomes available.