Saturday, February 2, 2013
Initial reports indicate a bus hit an overpass.
State Police shut down Soldiers Field Road for hours Saturday night after a tour bus accident that entrapped several passengers and left 34 injured. Boston firefighters spent more than an hour extricating passengers, using backboards, from the roof of the bus at 500 Soldiers Field Road, eastbound. The tour bus, which was going from Harvard University to Pennsylvania, hit an overpass at 7:34 p.m. Forty-two people were on board. Sixty firefighters and "many, many EMS" responded to the scene, Boston Fire reported. The last victim was taken from the bus at 9 p.m. Four MBTA buses were on scene with those not injured, keeping them out of the cold. Boston EMS reported that 34 people were injured, including three with serious injuries and one …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Brookline firefighters are battling a blaze at 205 Kent Street.
Firefighters quickly knocked down a two-alarm fire on Kent Street Thursday. The fire reportedly started in the basement and worked its way up the building. By 3:20 p.m., the fire was largely knocked down, though firefighters continues to search the building. Aside from the fire itself, first responders are dealing with the intense cold. As of 3:20 p.m. it was 20 degrees in Broookline, which felt like 4 degrees due to the wind chill factor.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Firefighters and T workers were able to isolate a smoldering electrical wire in Arlington station. The loss of Green Line service and an unrelated Red Line incident wreaked havoc on the morning commute.
The MBTA restored Green Line service late Wednesday morning after an electrical fire at Arlington station shut down portions of the service. According to the Boston Fire Department, the station was shut down because of smoking electrical wires. "The power had to be shut down to de-energize the smoldering cable. This caused the closing and evacuation of Arlington & Copley," fire officials wrote on the department's official Twitter account. The offending cable was identified just before 10 a.m., according to the fire department. The evacuation and shut down affected all Green Line branches. And an unrelated incident on the Red line further complicated the morning commute during one of the coldest days of the year. MBTA Green Line service …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Fire was reported at around 10:15 p.m.
Brookline Fire Department responded to an electrical fire on the third floor of 7 Columbia Terrace. Patch will have more on this as more information becomes available.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Firefighters fought the blaze and the elements in the Saturday night fire.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Brookline firefighters were out in the rain and snow late Saturday night as they battled a blaze at 23 Circuit Road. Firefighters responded to calls of an outdoor fire on the porch of a single family home. Upon arrival, they found heavy fire, which was knocked down quickly, according to reports.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
With trees, extra lights and candle in many homes this month, it's important to be aware of the fire hazards they present.
As beautiful as holiday trees and lights are, they present fire hazards many people may not be aware of. The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts is urging homeowners to use extra caution this time of year to keep the season merry and to prevent holiday fires. The Red Cross provided the following tips to ensure a safe and happy holiday: Christmas Tree Care Holiday Lights and Decorations Holiday Candles
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Washington St. is closed from Beacon to Cypress, will impact morning commute.
An early morning fire in the 600 block of Washington Street quickly went to two alarms just after 4 a.m. Thursday morning. The fire at 669 Washington St., is reported to have started in the basement and extended to the first floor, with firefighters chasing the fire through the walls. The fire has forced officials to close Washington Street from Beacon Street to Cypress Street. This will have an impact on the morning commute. Brookline Police say a shelter has been opened at the Senior Center on Winchester Street for those displaced by the fire. Brookline Patch will bring you more information as it becomes available.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Goddard Ave shut down between Avon and Rockwood Streets after a one-car crash into a telephone pole near the Park School.
One woman was transported to the Faulkner Hospital following a single-car crash into a pole on Goddard Avenue at the Park School about 11 a.m. today. Brookline Police shut down Goddard Ave between Avon Street and Rockwood Street while Firefighters and Paramedics worked the scene and poured sand on fluids in the roadway. The cause of the accident remains unclear, but police are investigating the scene. Goddard Avenue was reopened to traffic about 11:45 a.m. after the vehicle was towed and fluids cleared from the roadway.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
A single-family home suffered damage from a fire on Saturday night.
A Victorian home on Perrin Road suffered about $100,000 damage in a Saturday night fire, according to fire officials. One woman was displaced from the fire, which was on the second floor of the single-family home. The home, valued at $899,300 was built in 1895, according to town property records. [Editor's note: For more fire photography by Stephen Walsh, visit http://www.box714imaging.com/.]
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Home's electrical boxes are to blame, according to officials.
Brookline firefighters responded to an electrical fire at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at 15 Chatham Street. The fire was contained to the residence's electrical boxes in the basement, according to Deputy Fire Chief Keith Flaherty. He estimated the damages at about $10,000. The home's residents escaped without injury. They were unable to reoccupy the home, however, and were taken in by neighbors for the night. The Brookline Electrical Inspector is assisting with the investigation.