Three dogs were killed in a fire that broke out at a home overnight in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, fire officials in the town told news outlets at the scene.
A passerby called 911 when they noticed flames coming from the home on Whitman Street just before 1 a.m., and when firefighters arrived, they began to attack the fire, East Bridgewater Fire Chief Timothy Harhen said. Heavy fire was burning on the left side of the building, around the garage and the kitchen.
Crews got word that two people who lived at the home were unaccounted for, but it turned out they were both at work, Chief Harhen said. Three dogs, however, were killed in the fire, according to the chief.
The house has been determined to be a total loss, and the American Red Cross is helping the people displaced.
WBTS-TV NBC 10 Nashua
Fire crews battled a two-alarm fire on West Sixth Street Monday afternoon that left 12 people displaced from a residential apartment building.
Lowell Deputy Fire Chief Tim Casey said at the scene that the fire was called in at 1:18 p.m. after smoke and flames were seen coming out of a first-floor window of the building and climbing up the side. The flames were extinguished by 2 p.m.
No injuries were reported among residents or firefighters. Casey said that when firefighters responded they had been told of a possible trapped person in the building, but that nobody was located during a search after the fire was extinguished. The cause of the fire has not been officially determined, and is still under investigation, Casey said.
The Lowell Sun - Metered Site
On Monday, June 5th, at about 10:30 p.m., Engine 1, Engine 4 and C3 (Asst. Chief Rogers) responded to a report of a gas pump fire at the Cumberland Farms on Cranberry Highway in West Wareham.
Engine 1 arrived on scene and determined that the fire was already extinguished by the fire suppression system which was automatically activated by the fire at the pump.
The fire was caused by a fuel truck backing into the station to offload fuel when it struck the pump & knocked it over starting the fire.
Firefighters checked for any further hazards. The store and gas pumps will be closed until the area has been cleaned and inspected. Captain Micky Bird was the incident commander and there were no injuries.
The Wareham Fire Department hosed the Onset Fire Department in a three-game volleyball match on Monday, June 5, but Onset didn’t take its defeat sitting down... or did it?
The fire departments faced each other in three games of chair volleyball, a modified version of the sport played entirely while sitting down, at the Council on Aging.
Before the games, Council on Aging Director Sharon Rice listed the rules: “No spiking. You must keep at least one side of your body on the chair at any time. You can cheer, but please keep it G-rated.”
“It was a good time,” Wareham Fire Chief John Kelley said. “It’s for bragging rights for public safety.”
Workers from both fire departments played alongside community members while spectators snacked on cake and popcorn.
The final scores of the three games were 15-6, 15-3 and 15-10.