Thursday, May 16, 2013
A house fire damaged the entire wall of a home in Marlborough on Wednesday.
A fire hit an unoccupied Marlborough home at 15 Girard St. early Wednesday morning causing exterior and smoke damage, as captured by video shot by WMCT TV in Marlborough. "I saw fire on the outside of the building that extended from the first floor to the second floor and into the attic," said Marlborough Fire Chief James Fortin who was the first at the scene of the fire that was called in shortly after 9 a.m. on Wednesday. The fire was contained to the exterior wall and the attic. The cause is under investigation by the Fire Department's investigators, said Fortin.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The destruction from a recent house fire is so complete that the true cause of the blaze may never be known.
The destruction from a house fire at 10 LaCouture Ct. is so complete that the cause of the blaze may never be known, according to the State Fire Marshal's Office. It is undetermined after investigation and will remain that way unless some new information should surface," said Jennifer Mieth, a spokesperson for the Fire Marshal, of the fire that displaced at least three residents after tearing through the second floor. "The destruction was so extensive, that a final cause can't be conclusively determined." The fire tore through the home shortly after 5 a.m. on Nov. 8 leaving extensive damage to the second floor. No one was injured in the fire, although one woman was transported to the hospital as a precaution due to smoke inhalation. The …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
From fires to attempted murder and a chase through the city following a burglary; it was a busy week for emergency personnel.
It was a busy week all around for police and fire personnel as flames claimed buildings and cars while an attempted murder and car chase prompted police response. A man was charged with attempted murder after allegedly strangling and otherwise attempting to suffocate a woman on Friday, Nov. 2. On Saturday, a passing police cruiser spotted a man running out of a convinience store. He followed the vehicle the man got into, prompting a chase through the city. The man has been charged with armed robbery and police report a knife was found on the passenger seat of the jeep he was driving. For a second week, the Marlborough Fire Department has been kept busy with structure and car fires. It seemed like everything was catching fire this week with…
Friday, November 9, 2012
An early morning house fire had fire fighters battling the flames and the elements.
Smoke was flowing over Lincoln Street early Thursday morning as a house fire ripped through a nearby home, forcing fire fighters to battle the flames and the elements. "The wind makes is an issue," said Deputy Fire Chief Ron Ayotte, who explained the wind and freezing rain soaked fire fighters. The two alarm fire was first noticed by a police cruiser in the area. When fire crews arrived, there were heavy fire conditions from the second floor and burning through the roof of the two family home at 10 LaCouture Ct., according to a release from the fire department. "Everybody got out safely," said Ayotte who stated one woman was transported to the Marlborough Hospital for smoke inhalation as a precaution. Let Patch save you time. Get great …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Fire officials have confirmed the source of a weekend house explosion.
Fire officials confirmed Monday that gas was the source of an early morning house explosion Sunday. "It has been confirmed to be a gas explosion and the cause is not determined yet," said Fire Chief James Fortin. The exact cause of the explosion that left one person injured is still being investigated by the State Fire Marshal's Office, he said. Details on the condition of the victim were not available. "The person that was involved, the victim, is still at UMass with an unknown condition," said Chief Fortin. At 1:04 a.m. on Sunday morning, multiple 911 calls were received alerting the Marlborough Fire Department to a house explosion at 15 Grant Ct. Neighbors reported feeling the explosion which left the house's walls blown out and the …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
911 calls made a little after 1 a.m. alerted the Marlborough Fire Department to the explosion.
At 1:04 a.m. this morning, multiple 911 calls were received alerting the Marlborough Fire Department to a house explosion at 15 Grant Ct. According to a press release from Deputy Fire Chief Ron Ayotte, upon arrival they found that a section of the house was on fire and that the walls of the house had been blown out and collapsed. One person was home at the time of the explosion, and he was already out of the house when the first units arrived. He was transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester for injuries sustained from the explosion. Ayotte said that there is no information as to the extent of his injuries or condition. The incident was terminated at 4:37 a.m. Engine 1, Engine 2, Rescue 1 and Tower 1 all responded to the call on the…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Check out these tips to keep your Christmas Tree fire-safe.
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Thursday, December 22, 2011
Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they have a higher chance to be deadly than other types of home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 240 home structure fires that began with Christmas trees in 2005-2009 -- a surprisingly low number of fires. But these fires caused a surprisingly high number of 13 civilian fire deaths per year on average. Put another way, one of every 18 reported home Christmas tree fires resulted in a death. This compares with an average of one death per 141 total reported home fires. For whatever reason, this means that a Christmas tree fire is almost 8 times as likely to result in a death as other types…