Monday, May 6, 2013
Crews initially had trouble locating the fire.
UPDATE, 8:47 p.m.: According to scanner reports, most of the fire has been knocked down. Firefighters plan to bring more water into hot zones. UPDATE, 8:13 p.m.: Crews have located the fire behind 330 Dale St., according to scanner traffic. ----- Waltham firefighters are responding to a report of a brush fire in the area of Prospect Hill Park, according to scanner reports. However, crews are having trouble locating the fire, according to scanner reports. Waltham Police are on scene assisting firefighters. Stay tuned to Waltham Patch for updates to this story.
What was originally thought to be a working fire at an elderly housing facility, turned out to be a lot less.
What was originally reported as a working fire on Sunday, May 5, turned out to be a much smaller deal. On Sunday, May 5, firefighters responded to the home at 125 Pine St. in Waltham and eventually discovered an ember from a fire pit had jumped onto the side of a house, according to Waltham Fire Lt. Scott Perry. Perry said the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection prohibits fire pits in densely populated areas such as Waltham. The homeowner or tenant doused the ember but not before it melted a small portion of siding, Perry said. Waltham Patch originally reported the incident as a "working fire" (which is more serious that what actually occurred) at an elderly housing facility.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The fire occurred at 10 High St. in Waltham.
A cigarette disposed of outside of the Tedeschi store on High Street caused a small fire on Saturday, March 16, according to the Waltham Fire Department. Firefirefighters quickly contained and knocked down the flames inside the store, according to Fire Lt. Scott Perry. A person inside the store smelled smoke and notified 911 as the fire was moving into the store from outside of it, Perry said.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The fire was at 10 High St. in Waltham.
Firefighters have reportedly knocked down a fire at the Tedeschi store at 10 High St., according to Twitter reports. The fire erupted at around 1:15 p.m. and was knocked down minutes later, according to various tweets. Sty tuned for more information on this story.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The fire was in a 2.5 story woodframe building.
UPDATE, 2:06 p.m.: Nobody was hurt in the fire, according to the Waltham Police Twitter feed. Officers were the first to arrive on the scene and helped clear the building, according to police. Also, firefighters removed two charred mattresses from the home. ---- UPDATE, 1:13 p.m.: The fire has been knocked down and crews are overhauling the building. ---- Waltham firefighters are responding to a report of a fire at 11 Spruce St., according to Twitter and scanner reports. The fire has reportedly been contained to a mattress and did not make it into the walls, according to scanner traffic. Firefighters are checking the residence, according to scanner traffic. The building is a 2.5 story woodframe structure, according to Twitter traffic…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Main Street in Watertown was closed off for several blocks while the fire was fought.
Update 12:15 a.m. Firefighters doused the flames that struck a commercial block at 313 Main Street after more than two hours Tuesday, but the cause of the fire has not been determined, Watertown Fire Chief Mario Orangio said. "Its tough to tell (how it started) because the roof collapsed," said Orangio, who celebrated his ninth anniversary as chief on Tuesday. Investigators from the State Fire Marshal's Office will look at the building to help determine the cause, Orangio said. One firefighter went to hospital after suffering a shoulder injury, Orangio said. "There was an explosion that knocked the hats off a couple firefighters," Orangio said. "They were heading in (when the explosion occurred) and one guy got knocked down." The …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The rollover occurred between exit 26 and Totten Pond Round
Two people suffered minor injuries on Sunday, Feb. 24 after the vehicle they were travelling in rolled over between exit 26 and Totten Pond Road on Route 128 in Waltham, according to the Waltham Fire Department. At around 1:15 p.m. Waltham firefighters responded to a report of a rollover on the northbound side of Route 128 where they found two people standing outside of the only car involved in the crash, according to Waltham Fire Lt. Scott Perry. The pair sufered minor injuries to their hands, but as a precaution, Cataldo Ambulance took both to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, according to Perry. State Police also responded to the scene.
Friday, February 22, 2013
See the new equipment the Waltham Fire Department recently received.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The fire was at 10 Sun St. in Waltham.
UPDATED, 9:34 a.m.: The first has been knocked down. ----- Waltham firefighters are battling fire at a 2.5 story home at 10 Sun St. in Waltham, according to scanner and Twitter reports. The fire is in the basement. Stay tuned to Waltham Patch for more information.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Smoke is showing from a duplex on Lunda Street, reports say.
Updated, 4:16 p.m.: The fire has been put out, according to reports on Twitter. Original post: A working fire has been reported at a duplex at 10 Lunda St. in Waltham, according to multiple alerts on Twitter. According to Waltham fire officials reached by Waltham Patch, a fire has been confirmed as showing at 10 Lunda St., however it is unknown the extent of the fire. Check back for more information as it becomes available.