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Massachusetts: 2 Firefighters Killed

New York Times - 26 Mar 2014
A fire driven by strong winds raced through a townhouse in Boston's densely populated Back Bay neighborhood on Wednesday, trapping and killing two firefighters in the basement, where their colleagues could not rescue them. Thirteen other firefighters ...
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Fire rips through 3 triple-deckers in Boston

WCVB Boston - 15 Jun 2017
Fire officials said the three-alarm fire broke out at 3940 Washington St. in Roslindale, which spread to the neighboring home at 3944 Washington St. Heavy black smoke could be seen pouring into the sky from the area. "It started off slow, but then you ...
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Minority Groups Call for Boston FD to Diversify (press release) (registration) (blog) - 21 Jun 2017
June 21--Minority advocacy groups are calling on Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to develop a "comprehensive package of diversity solutions" to boost minority rates in the city's predominately white police and fire departments. "I want you to call the ...
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Sherborn's new fire chief was once in the NFL

The Boston Globe - 22 Jun 2017
He and his wife, Julie, who is from Arlington and attended the Winsor School in Boston, are house-hunting. A town with a solid girls' basketball program is a priority. Their 6-foot-2 daughter Geanna, is a high school freshman and a promising player.
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Scrap yard fire on Boston State Road

WGRZ-TV - 12 Jun 2017
NORTH BOSTON, N.Y. -- Boston State Road has reopened after an early-morning scrap yard fire. North Boston Fire Department Chief Thomas Ricotta says a 60' x 60' pile of rubbish in a junkyard caught on fire around 12:30 Monday morning. It took crews ...
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7-alarm fire rips through Lawrence

Boston Herald - 12 Jun 2017
Meanwhile, in Boston a three-alarm fire racing up the side of a 2 1⁄2-story house on Hazleton Street in Mattapan yesterday morning caused $400,000 in damage, according Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald. There were no injuries.
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Confronting problem properties: a conundrum for neighborhoods

Dorchester Reporter - 22 Jun 2017
One way to find the total number of dangerous structures is to look at the internal Boston Fire Department list. The generally stable listing serves mostly as a safety guide for firefighters, who would be flagged if called to one of the buildings cited ...
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Attempted arson investigated at Peabody Knights of Columbus

The Boston Globe - 22 Jun 2017
A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that helps solve an attempted arson at the Knights of Columbus hall in Peabody, the state fire marshal's office announced. The attempted arson took place on Tuesday at about 9 p.m. at the ...
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Driver Rescued After Truck Crashes Off Bridge In Rochester

CBS Boston / WBZ - 22 Jun 2017
ROCHESTER (CBS) — A man was trapped in the cab of a truck for 40 minutes Thursday morning as crews worked to rescue him. The truck had crashed on the Hiller Street Bridge in Rochester around 6:46 a.m., rolling over the side and into the water.
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Gas Grill Sparks House Fire In Melrose

CBS Boston / WBZ - 19 Jun 2017
“The gear that the firefighters wear is to protect them from the thermal heat inside but ultimately it has an effect on you when the temperatures are as hot and humid as it is today,” explained Fire Chief Chris Leary. Officials said the gas grill was ...
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79 dead, missing in wake of London high-rise fire

The Boston Globe - 19 Jun 2017
LONDON — Police said Monday that 79 people were now believed to have died in the high-rise apartment building fire. Police Commander Stuart Cundy gave the figure during a statement outside Scotland Yard, saying it includes both people who were ...
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Ipswich heads to court over faulty fire truck

The Salem News - 19 Jun 2017
Now, the town is in court, suing the companies that built the truck and the engine — and joining a growing list of communities around the United States and Canada, including Boston, that have also taken legal action over the fire equipment. Town ...
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Fire destroys half of a house in Mattapan, displacing 13

The Boston Globe - 11 Jun 2017
According to Boston Fire spokesman Steve MacDonald, the department received multiple 911 calls around 7 a.m. for a fire at 48 Hazleton St. “The fire started on the side of the house, in the rear,” MacDonald said. “The fire was on floors one, two, and ...
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Apple Truck Fire Shuts Down I-95 In North Attleboro

CBS Boston / WBZ - 16 Jun 2017
The truck fire on I-95 in North Attleboro early Friday morning. (Photo credit: SMCKEE032 – Twitter). State police shut down I-95 immediately. They said the driver was not hurt, but it's still not clear yet what caused the crash. crash Apple Truck Fire ...
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Fire causes $200000 in damage to Quincy home

Wicked Local - 21 Jun 2017
A two-story, single family home caught on fire on Wednesday. An 89-year-old resident was home and called 911. Mary Whitfill The Patriot Ledger. QUINCY - A fire caused about $200,000 in damage to a single-family house on Branch Street and left an ...
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History has a burning immediacy in 'Blood on the Snow'

The Boston Globe - 22 Jun 2017
That noisy incursion from present-day Boston amid the performance of a play that takes place almost 250 years ago felt both anachronistic and strangely apt — partly because “Blood on the Snow'' sustains a fire-alarm tension and urgency throughout, and ...

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