Thursday, May 2, 2013
The dry weather and expected winds on Thursday afternoon makes it's potentially dangerous to perform open burning.
The National Weather Service is warning of an increased risk of brush fires because of the extended dry weather conditions across New England. The NWS said the dry weather has created “unsafe burning conditions” with dead grass, leaves and brush at greater risk to catch fire. In addition to the dry conditions, winds may reach 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon, which could cause brush fires to spread. The NWS warned that most wildfires start as open burning by homeowners. The NWS said those who want to perform open burning must get a permit and: Clear the area around a pile of all flammable material Never leave the fire unattended Have a hose and tools like a shovel or rake Burn only natural vegetative material Call 911 immediately if the fire …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
The explosions are near where Main Street meets I-95.
According to scanner traffic, there have been multiple manhole explosions in the area of 1275 Main St., which is near I-95. This is a developing story, and early scanner reports can be incomplete or wrong. Please check back for more later.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Nobody injured in afternoon blaze.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
An electrical outlet most likely caused this afternoon’s one-alarm fire on Kingsley Court, according to Waltham Deputy Fire Chief Roger Hebert. The incident started at 1:30 p.m. when smoke was reported to authorities. All of the building’s tenants were accounted for soon after firefighters were called to the scene, according to Fire Department Lt. Michael Murphy. Nobody was injured and firefighters knocked it down within an hour. The building’s residents won’t be left out on the street. The building’s landlord, Michael Columba, said he would be putting the displaced residents up in a suite at the Crescent Suites Hotel, which he also owns, “for as long as necessary.” “They’ve got one of the biggest suites we have over here,” Columba said…
All building occupants accounted for. Firefighters cleaning up the scene.
Firefighters have brought a blaze at 12 Kingsley Ct. under control. Firefighters responded to a report of smoke in the second floor of the building at 1:30 p.m. and initial reports are positive. "Initial reports that we heard were that all occupants were accounted for and out of the building," said Fire Lt. Michael Murphy. Firefighters are now cleaning up the scene and trying to determine the cause of the blaze, according to a deputy chief. While the extent of the damage is unknown, firefighters were tossing home furnishings out of a second floor window this afternoon. Stay tuned to Patch for additional updates.