Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Eight used Subarus were damaged at Nick's Parkway Auto Repair late Sunday night.
A Boston Fire Department captain estimated that $30,000 of damage was caused due to an arson that destroyed eight used cars in West Roxbury. At Nick's Parkway Auto Repair and Gas at 1200A VFW Parkway, two used Subarus were lit afire and that spread to six other used Subarus, said Boston Fire Department spokesperson Steve MacDonald. Boston Fire Department's Ladder 25, Engine 30 and 55 arrived around 12:36 a.m. on Monday, and found several vehicles on fire, according to a Boston Police report. Noting the fire was suspicious, a BFD captain notified the Arson Unit. A broken window in the rear of the building was noticed, which could've been due to the fire. MacDonald told Patch that a 911 call notified emergency services of the fire, which …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Boston Fire Department estimated the damage to be $100,000 from the Sunday afternoon fire.
The owner of the Partridge Street home that caught on fire on Sunday, told Boston Police that he turned the grill off after making pork chops, but the house caught fire and was engulfed quickly. Police found the owner of the house next door of his home, which had its front porch engulfed in flames, according to a Boston Police report. The man told police he had grilled pork chops on the grill on the front porch. He said he turned off the grill, and then saw smoke coming from in front of his house. The owner said he helped his elderly mother exit the house. A Boston Fire Department chief estimated the damage to be around $100,000. Boston Fire Department Engines 53 and 55, and Ladders 25, 16 and 28 responded to the scene.
Monday, August 27, 2012
An initial investigation points to a grill being to close to the house, which caused the fire to travel up the outside of the building on Sunday afternoon.
Boston Fire Department officials believe a grill being too close to a Partridge Street home on Sunday afternoon caused a fire in a single-family home. "We had a fire on the outside of the building," said Steve MacDonald, spokesperson for the BFD. "It was a grill too close to the house. And basically the fire travelled up the side of the siding and into the space above the house. It's the space below the roof, above the ceiling, but not an attic." No one was injured in the single-family home fire. MacDonald said initial estimates of the fire at 89 Partridge St. listed the damage at $125,000. MacDonald said fire personnel were called to the scene at 2:54 p.m. and stayed about an hour. Fire could be seen on the outside of the house.