Sunday, December 2, 2012
The fire has been knocked down but people are advised to avoid the area.
Emergency crews responded to a fire at 542 Main Street around 1 p.m. this afternoon, according to scanner reports and Twitter. The fire has been contained but residents are advised to avoid the area as crews wrap up the scene. The fire reached a 2nd alarm before firefighters knocked it down. To those outside smoke could be seen from the eaves of the second floor. The building is a two-and-a-half story frame structure.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Multiple Twitter reports of fires along Route 93 causing traffic delays.
Updated 6:30 p.m. At 6:20 p.m. the Massachusetts State Police tweeted "RT 93 woburn brush fires out; right lane reopened." Updated 4:15 p.m.: Dave Procopio of the Massachusetts State Police Media Relations Unit told Patch police have closed the right lane on Route 93 North to allow Woburn and Reading firefighters access to perform firefighting operations. Procopio said the lane should be re-opened within a half-hour, but said that because rush hour is approaching there will be 'residual back-ups." Travelers should expect delays. Procopio said at this time the source of the brush fires is unknown. Original story: There are first-hand accounts reported on Twitter of brush fires along Route 93 in Woburn and surrounding towns. The …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Montvale Avenue is closed at Main Street while the fire is fought.
[Update 7:15 p.m.] At about 6:30 p.m. fire personnel turned off the truck hoses and began inspecting the inside of the building. No flames or new smoke could be seen emerging from the structure. Lt. Peter Penenate, who also works in the fire inspection department, confirmed to Patch that there were no serious injuries. One resident, he said, was evaluated for heat. Penenate said at this time the cause of the fire is unknown and an investigation will be undertaken. He said the cause may be known and information on it available by tomorrow at the earliest. Prospect Street was still closed off to all traffic but Montvale Avenue had been reopened. The residents are being assisted by the American Red Cross, according to Kat Powers, director of …
Friday, December 9, 2011
All residents fine, but a cat died in the blaze.
No people were hurt in a fire Thursday afternoon in one apartment of a three-story, 12-unit building on Lexington Street. The fire damage was restricted to the originating apartment, according to Fire Chief Paul Tortolano. He estimated damages there at least $60,000. He said the resident’s cat died in the fire. The cause of the fire was “quite positively” the accidental disposal of smoking materials, Tortolano said. The property owner anticipates that residents can return to their apartments by the weekend, Tortolano said, after the fire smell and soot are removed. Eleven of the 12 apartments were occupied before the fire. All 11 tenants have places to stay temporarily, he said. A caller to 911 reported the fire at 2:41 p.m., according to …
Friday, August 19, 2011
No one was injured at the two-alarm fire.
Update, 10:05 p.m.: The Woburn Fire Department confirmed that they knocked down a two-alarm fire at The Restaurant, 489 Main St., Friday night. There were no injuries in the blaze, according to a dispatcher from the department. An employee at The Restaurant, who declined to give her name, said the establishment was still open when they saw black smoke coming from the basement and called the fire department. At of 10 p.m. Friday night, fireifghters were still at the scene, starting their investigation. Initial reports said the fire was at 47-49 Main St., near the Winchester border, but later radio transmissions placed the fire at 489-490 Main Street.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
State Fire Marshal urges residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors this weekend.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, March 13, 2011
This text was provided by Massachusetts State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan The State Fire Marshal's office urged people to think about safety when they change their clocks for Daylight Saving, Sunday at 2 a.m.: "Remember that on Sunday, March 13, when you change your clocks, change your batteries," said State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan. “Every second weekend in March, we turn the clocks ahead one hour. This is a good time to change the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide alarms,” Coan said. “March is one of the months where many fatal fires occur. They happen where we feel safest—at home–and at night when most people are sleeping. Making sure the smoke alarms are working is a simple, effective way to help your family survive an …