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House ablaze in Grafton, MA

13 Jan

Firefighters are working a house fire on Countryside Drive. A second alarm was requested for the house at 28 Countryside Drive. Firefighters reported that the house was already fully involved when they arrived on scene. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

UPDATE: Firefighters are requesting a 3rd alarm. Very heavy fire conditions and exposure to propane tanks being reported.

UPDATE: Arson investigators from the state Fire Marshal’s office and the BATF have been requested to respond to the scene. Neighbors report smelling gas before the fire started.

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April 8th Incidents

8 Apr

01:10 Boston, MA: BFD Engine 5 on scene on I-90 Westbound in the Ted Williams Tunnel requesting a technical rescue response for a MassDOT employee trapped 15-20 feet down in a two foot wide hole. Victim is believed to have a broken leg and is in about three feet of water. Worker was successfully extricated and transported to MGH.

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01:26 Medford, MA: Multi-car accident with a car rolled over at Harvard St. & Winchester St.

02:19 Boston, MA: Person robbed at gunpoint on Washington St at Woodley Ave. Suspect described as an Hispanic male in his 20’s, 5’5″, stocky, wearing blue jeans and a ball cap.

11:00 Arlington, MA: Box 718 transmitted for a working fire on the porch at 18 Ronald Rd.

11:28 Grafton, MA: A 5 gallon spill of Nitric Acid at Dana Trucking, 86 Westoboro Rd, created a large vapor cloud. GFD handling incident, area schools advised to shut down ventilation and shelter in place. Photo: http://grafton.patch.com/articles/smoke-billows-as-area-evacuated#photo-5572204

13:29 Boston, MA: Police responded to a “shots fired” call on Heath St. Two suspects fled from the scene toward the Jackson Square MBTA station. The suspects then ran along the MBTA tracks towards Ruggles, causing MBTA Orange Line service to be shut down.

16:21 Springfield, MA: Small fire in the attic at 27 Armory St.

16:52 Boston, MA: Fire on the 3rd floor deck at 33 Egremont Rd.

16:55 Fitchburg, MA: 2 alarm fire in a 2.5 story house at 75 Falulah St. Fire spread to the adjacent house. Original fire building suffered a partial roof collapse.

18:03 Brookline, MA: A masked tall white male brandished a large hunting knife and robbed the J.E. Pierce Apothecary. Suspect fled in a 2010 black Ford Focus with MA plate 84P160.

21:20 Providence, RI: Working fire in an unoccupied 1.5 story structure at 9 School St.