The fire that destroyed the Smith's home Monday also destroyed high school senior Brianna Smith's senior banquet dress. With graduation week nearing, several members of the community have stepped forward to make sure Brianna’s has her outfit for the senio
Friday, May 31, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The family of a Plymouth woman pulled from a burning car on Route 3 in October is hoping to honor the six people who rescued her.
The family of a Plymouth woman who was pulled from a burning car on Route 3 in October is trying to identify the passersby who saved her life. Amy Stanley's family hopes to honor the six people they believe helped free her from her seat as flames erupted from her car in Rockland, Oct. 22. The family has organized a benefit to recognize her rescuers and raise money to help pay Stanley's continued medical expenses, according to WCVB Channel 5. Stanley, the widow of an Army specialist killed in Iraq in 2006, was able to return home the Friday before Christmas, but is still receiving physical therapy, her family said. Fire officials said Stanley crashed onto the Route 3 median sometime before 7 a.m. Oct. 22 and was pinned between her …
Friday, December 28, 2012
The State Fire Marshal's office is investigating a blaze that destroyed a single-family home on Seaview Drive Friday morning.
Fire destroyed an empty one-story house on Seaview Drive this morning and the state Fire Marshal's office is investigating whether it is a case of arson. According to the Boston Globe, the fire at 116 Seaview Drive in Manomet was reported at about 3 a.m. Friday morning. “We have been requested to go down there and assist in the investigation, but it’s early on,” Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan told the Globe. He said it would be premature to say whether the blaze might be related to a recent string of arson or suspected arson fires in Southeastern Massachusetts. “Much too early to say anything,” he said. Over the past several months, more than a dozen fires have started in empty buildings in southeastern Massachusetts.
Friday, September 21, 2012
A 19-year-old Plymouth man has been charged with arson in Tuesday's fire at St. Bonaventure Parish.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Plymouth firefighters suspect arson was the cause of two fires at St. Boneventure Parish Tuesday morning.
Firefighters battled two fires set early Tuesday morning inside the parish center at St. Bonaventure's Parish in Manomet. The St. Bonaventure’s pastor, the Rev. Kenneth C. Overbeck, told the Boston Globe that the fires were troubling, but added that he hoped the parish would operate on as close to a normal schedule as possible in the coming days. “We are doing OK,’’ he said while standing near the church at 799 State Road. “It’s a little bit rattling as anything like this would be for the staff, and for me. But the damage is limited to office space.’’ Overbeck said he celebrated Mass today as scheduled this morning and that the current plan is to hold religious education classes this afternoon inside the parish center as previously …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Red Cross volunteers say two families were taken to a local emergency shelter while two firefighters and one police officer suffered were being treated for injuries in the four-alarm fire Saturday morning.
Four residents and two firefighters suffered minor injuries fighting a fire that struck a Tide View Path apartment building early Saturday morning. According to Deputy Fire Chief Michael Young, the cause seems to be a combination of smoking and home oxygen use. American Red Cross volunteers at the scene said about two dozen people have been displaced by the fire today at 4 Tideview Path, according to Kat Powers, director of communications for the American Red Cross of Eastern Mass. The Red Cross says 11 of the 12 units in the building were occupied. Two families were transported to a town emergency shelter. Some persons at the scene have been hospitalized. The Red Cross is offering immediate shelter to three men living at the building; two…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
State Police are uncertain whether the driver of a gray van was extinguishing fires or if he was setting them along Route 3 in Duxbury.
Massachsuetts State Police from the Norwell Barraks have stopped the driver of a gray van after receiving reports that the van's occupant was setting fires along Route 3 in Duxbury. According to State Police Media Relations, police issued a "Be On the LookOut" alert for a gray van. "We are uncertain at this time if the van’s occupant was setting fires or if he was, in fact, trying to extinguish an existing fire with a fire extinguisher. We do not know at this time if the fire was intentionally set by anyone," according to the report. If the fires were found to be intentional, State Police will provide updates.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Flames destroyed building at Plimoth Plantation Saturday morning after flames spread from a fireplace to the roof, at about 9:37 a.m. Batallion Chief Dean DelTorro said no one was injured but the house will have to be torn down and rebuilt.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The apartment suffered minor damage and the butcher shop will be able to reopen.
Piantedosi’s Butcher Shop will be able to reopen after a firefighters put out a minor fire in an upper storey apartment Wednesday evening. The broke out around 7:40 p.m., Wednesday in a third floor apartment above the North Plymouth butcher shop. Deputy Chief Michael Young of the Plymouth Fire Department said it was an accidental fire and crews managed to extinguish it within 20 minutes. Firefighters broke open the front windows of the apartment causing black smoke to pour through and drift across Court Street, carrying a noxious smell of burning plastics – very unlike the normal smells coming from the butcher shop. “The fire itself was rather small, but the amount of toxic smoke was significant because of the plastics and electronics that…
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Firefighters were called to Plymouth County Correctional Facility Monday night after someone noticed smoke coming from an HVAC unit in the facility's roof.
An HVAC unit on the roof of the Plymouth County Correctional Facility began smoking around 11 p.m., Monday night. Plymouth firefighters were able to stop the unit and clear the smoke from the roof. There were no injuries or evacuations at the jail, according to Deputy Director of Public Information Sara Lavoie. "There was a small amount of smoke coming out of an HVAC unit on the roof of the jail. It turns out there was a problem with the unit’s motor and belt," Lavoie said.