Tuesday, February 5, 2013
There was a fire reported on 22 High Street.
A fire was reported on the seventh floor of 22 High Street at 11:01 a.m.. Fire fighters were able to put the fire down quickly. Roads are still closed in the area. Patch will have more information on this when details become available.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
A basement fire broke out on Kent Street.
Brookline Fire Department responded to reports of a 2-alarm fire at 205 Kentwood Manor on Kent Street at around 3 p.m.. Boston, Cambridge and Brookline fire engines responded. “The fire started in the bathroom of the basement unit,” Brookline Fire Chief Ron Nelson said. “It went up to the second floor. It took a little while to find it in the walls, but the guys got it knocked down quickly.” The cause of the fire is still unknown. Nelson estimated that the cost of damage is about $150,000. No injuries were reported. Residents of the 6 to 10 unit apartment building were taken to the Lawrence School where CERT teams prepared shelter for them.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Brookline Police urged drivers to avoid Brookline Village area.
[Update: According to one follower on Twitter, police have re-opened the road. 1:38 p.m.] Brookline Police tweeted that Boylston Street is closed from Washington Street to Cypress Street, westbound, due to a fire call at 81 Boylston. Police are asking everyone to avoid the Brookline Village area, since traffic is so backed-up. Stay with Brookline Patch for more as we know it.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Brookline 7th grader given a 'Young Heroes' award after taking action to respond to a small fire in his home.
Smoke is filling the house, pouring out of the oven where dinner has caught fire--but the pets are out of the building and the Brookline Fire Department is on its way. This is the situation for which Brookline 12-year-old Myles Underwood was honored yesterday afternoon at Fire Station #1 in Brookline Village. Mass. Fire Marshal Stephen Coan presented him with a Young Heroes award for his actions. "Because of what you did," Mass. Fire Marshal Stephen Coan began, "the pets are safe, the family is safe. You did everything right. I'm pleased to be here today to present you this citation, and it's under a program we have called SAFE." Underwood was at home when his mother put some pizza in boxes in the oven, and told him she would "be right …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Following last year's concerning spike, the Fire Department's injury leave is down by about 77 percent.
Tours of injury leave are down for the fire department, nearly 77 percent from the first half of fiscal 2012, Fire Chief Paul Ford said in a memo to the Board of Selectmen. Ford's memo added that there were 16 more tours of injury leave in the first half of FY12 than during the same period of FY11. When comparing the latter halfs of those years, the department found that FY12 showed 90 tours fewer. Even with the positive changes, the department's Personnel budget did require a reserve fund transfer of $70,000, which the Board of Selectmen approved at last night's meeting--the request will now go before the Advisory Committee. This is down from the memo's intial request of $100,000, because of final payroll numbers for FY2012. This is …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Brookline police, fire and EMS respond to a hazmat incident in Coolidge Corner which sent two to hospital and displaced a handful of residents.
A report of a paint-like chemical smell came in over the scanner at around 8 p.m. Thursday night. Police, fire and EMS were on scene at 70 Centre Street, an apartment building with a current construction project. While fire crews examined the interior of the building, police blocked Centre Street from Wellman to Williams, and EMTs tended to those affected at the intersection of Shailer and Harvard Streets. The contractor arrived at about 10:30 p.m. The incident displaced all of the residents, and two were sent to the hospital after being decontaminated. Scanner reports indicate that the smell may have been xylene, which Wikipedia says is a solvent used to clean metal, and is flammable. [Edit: The original version of this article …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Brookline Fire Department fighting a fire at Walnut Place in Brookline.
Shortly after 9 p.m., the Brookline Fire department reported a fire at 76 Walnut Place, which became a two-alarm fire about half an hour later. According to reports received via Facebook and Twitter, the fire broke out in the attic and walls of the wood-framed home. The second alarm called in crews from Cambridge and Newton. Scanner reports indicate that the fire has been knocked down, and these secondary teams are being released as of 10:10 p.m. Update: Photos from the fire are available at Box 714 Imaging. 12:15 a.m. Update 2: At the time of the fire, the home was under construction. 9:37 a.m.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
One Brookline neighborhood lost power after tree branches caught fire and snapped.
According to scanner reports, power lines along Wolcott Road went down after some tree branches near the line caught fire and snapped. The breaking branches brought down power lines, leaving a nearby neighborhood without power. The Brookline fire department is working the scene, and NSTAR is responding. Patch will have more on this situation as it develops.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Fire versus teachers, police versus students. Who do you like for the Benefit Tournament tonight?
A town-wide battle for basketball supremacy is coming to Brookline High tonight. The Brookline police are playing students from Brookline High School. After that, the fire department challenges the high school teachers. And all of it benefits the Beacon Street Fire Fund. The first game kicks off at 6 p.m., the second at 7 p.m. in the Schluntz Gymnasium. Tickets are $5.00 for students and $10.00 for adults. Children under 10 are free. The game also marks the end of a silent auction, with proceeds also going to charity. With the goal of the Benefit Basketball Tournament for Brookline Victims of the Jan. 16 Fire, there is still a little smack talk from the Brookline Police Department, who say they have the game "in the bag." What do you …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Brookline Dispatchers talk the parents through CPR on a one-year-old who wasn't breathing.
According to scanner reports, Dispatchers instructed parents at 58 Dwight Street through CPR (cardio-pulmonary ressucitation) after their one-year-old child stopped breathing at about 2:45 p.m. Dispatchers talked the parents through until a fire engine arrived on the scene. Shortly after, Engine 5 and Fallon EMS arrived on the scene, and reported that the child was breathing again.