Friday, May 17, 2013
The administration of St. Theresa's contacted the Boston Fire Department today as a precautionary measure to investigate the partial power outage.
St. Theresa's School administration contacted the Boston Fire Department today after a partial power outage in the school's gymnasium. Principal Jane Gibbons said the fire department was contacted as a precaution, and that an email letter would be sent to parents after the school day to let them know about the partial power outage. School was not evacuated.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
No one was injured in a kitchen fire that was put out with an extinguisher, according to Boston Fire officials.
A small stove fire has temporarily closed the Corrib Pub's kitchen in West Roxbury. But the bar is open, said an employee. The fire was contained to the stove, according to Boston Fire Department Spokesperson Steve MacDonald. Fire crews responded to the scene around 5:50 p.m. tonight. No one was injured, but patrons did need to leave the restaurant, according to MacDonald. As with any fire involving food, a food inspector was called to the scene.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
No one was hurt on Friday when the school was evacuated for something burning on the roof.
About $200 of damage was sustained to the roof of the West Roxbury Education Complex on Friday, according to a Boston Police report. Around 11:22 a.m., Boston Fire Engine 30 investigated the report of smoke and fire on the roof of the rear of the building, and found nothing showing upon arrival. The school had been evacuated, and the headmaster told police that a custodian reported something had been burning on the roof.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Donations can be made online or checks can be mailed to the fund organized by Boston's Fire, Police, EMS organizations.
The Boston First Responders Fund has been established by our city's first responders to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks. "(The Boston Marathon) was a sad day for the city of Boston, our state and our nation,” said Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, via press release. “(Patriots' Day) we cared for the victims and today we want to take care of them moving forward. To the families of the victims of (Monday's) tragedy, we can never bring your loved ones back or take away the injuries you sustained from this attack. This fund is one way to hopefully provide comfort in your time of need.” Richie Paris, president of Boston Firefighters Local 718, said 100 percent of donations will go …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Boston Fire Department.
Boston Fire Department responded to a fire at 11:08 p.m. on March 8 at 1663 Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway. The building was a vacant McDonald’s. Fire fighters battled a heavy fire, which the chief estimated caused $100,000 in damage. No injuries were reported. According to CBS Boston, Boston police officers found fresh footprints leading away from the building from the open back door. Police followed the tracks to the Charles River. Boston, Dedham and State police then found three teenagers climbing out of the river. Dedham Police caught 19-year-old James McManus of West Roxbury behind the Irish Ale House. McManus was wearing wet clothes and was taken to Faulkner Hospital. Officers caught Denis Florez, 18, of Roslindale near by. He too…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Boston Firefighters were ordered out of the vacant building in West Roxbury late Friday night.
A vacant building at 1663 VFW Parkway, the site of an old McDonald's is burning down, and Boston Firefighters were ordered out of the building. UniversalHub reported the building was on fire and the building was burning down. UHub and BOSTON_FF_Res2cuE tweeted that the scene on the Dedham-West Roxbury line was "EXTERIOR OPS ONLY" - meaning firefighters needed to be exterior of the building.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Among big cities, the city of Boston has had only four deaths from fire since 2009, according to the Boston Fire Department.
For the second consecutive year, the city of Boston has reported the lowest number of deaths from fire out of the nation's large cities. The only fire-related death in Boston last year was in early 2012. An elderly man who lived in a high-rise apartment in Dorchester was killed in a three-alarm blaze that also sent three others and a firefighter to the hospital. Boston's only fire death in 2012 is low compared to Baltimore with 12, Philadelphia with 25, Milwaukee with eight, Phoenix with six, and Washington D.C. with seven. There have been four total fire deaths in the city since 2009. “The men and women of the Boston Fire Department do an outstanding job protecting and serving the people of the city each and every day," Commissioner …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The Boston Fire Department Arson Unit is currently investigation the fire that destroyed eight cars.
The Boston Fire Department Arson Unit is investigating who set a fire that destroyed eight cars at Nick's Parkway Auto Repair and Gas overnight in West Roxbury. The fire quickly spread from the two cars to six others, said Steve MacDonald, Boston Fire Department spokesperson. "What it was - we were called to 1200 VFW Parkway at 12:36 a.m. (on Monday) home of Nick’s Parkway Auto Repair – across from West Roxbury High – it’s a combo gas station used car lot. Behind the building they had about 20 cars almost all Subarus," said MacDonald. No one was injured.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Officials responded to a fire at 4264 Washington St. on Saturday.
A fire was reported at the Big Spin Laundramat in Roslindale around 4 p.m. Boston Fire Department officials said that the fire was caused by a dryer and was "no big deal." Patch will have more on this as more information is available.