Monday, April 29, 2013
A fire ripped through Swimming Pool and Spa Sales on Enterprise Road Sunday afternoon destroying much of the building that also houses two other businesses.
One employee was working at Swimming Pool and Spa Sales at 12 Enterprise Rd. Sunday when the fire broke out at about 3:58 p.m. The employee called for help and quickly got himself out of harms way. He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation after having some trouble breathing. He did not have any other major injuries. Fire crews from the Hyannis, Barnstable, West Barnstable, Yarmouth, and Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills assisted in knocking down the blaze. Once the fire was under control crews noticed a chemical smell and milky water coming from the building and called a state hazmat team in to help. The hazmat team will look at the water run off and meet with the building’s owners to get an understanding of…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A fire destroyed a Bourne Public School bus Wednesday afternoon. There were students on the bus at the time of the fire, but no one was injured.
The bus caught fire just before 3 p.m. Wednesday on the Scenic Highway, according to the Cape Cod Times. The driver told fire officials she heard a pop before the fire started. The driver quickly pulled off to the side of the road and helped the students off the bus. Another bus was sent to take the students home.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
A home was destroyed Saturday morning in a two-alarm fire in North Falmouth.
The Falmouth Fire and Rescue Department was called to put out a fire at 5 Pine Bank Rd. just before 11 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the Cape Cod Times. The house was fully engulfed in flames when rescue crews arrived on the scene. The Bourne Fire Department was called to help. It took firefighters less than an hour to knock down the blaze. No one was injured during the incident.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A fire Monday night in Pocasset injured two residents and burned nearly 25 percent of the home.
Bourne firefighters responded to a fire at 9 Portside Dr. in Pocasset at 4:49 p.m. Monday, according to the Cape Cod Times. The fire started in the living room of the two-bedroom ranch home. One occupant attempted to put the fire out with a garden hose before firefighters arrived at the home. Firefighters noticed flames in the house and that about a quarter of the home was involved. The home also was heavily damaged by smoke. Two occupants were taken to Falmouth Hospital for treatment. The state fire marshal’s office is investigating the blaze.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
With trees, extra lights and candles 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
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Mahoney’s Garden Center in Falmouth is open for business after a fire destroyed a garage on site Tuesday afternoon.
Firefighters were called to Mahoney's around 3:30 pm Tuesday. The fire started in a garage that was used as a workspace and storage facility. Staff members were able to remove much of the machinery that was stored in the garage. No one was injured in the blaze. According to Falmouth Fire Chief Mark Sullivan, it took about an hour to get the fire under control. The fire also caused Rt. 28 to go down to one lane for two hours. The Falmouth Fire Rescue Department is investigating the fire. While officials are not sure yet what caused the blaze, they believe the fire was accidental. Sullivan said the garage is a total loss. Insurance adjusters were on site today calculating the loss. The garden center is back in business just a day after the …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A fire at Mahoney's Garden Center in Falmouth damaged a garage on the property, a green house attached to the garage likely suffered damage as well. The garden center remains unscathed.
Firefighters were called to Mahoney's at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officials are not yet sure what caused the fire and are investigating the incident. No one was injured in the blaze. Mahoney’s Garden Center is a family-run home and garden store with 8 retail locations in Massachusetts, including Winchester, Tewksbury, Wayland, Concord, Brighton, Falmouth, Osterville and Chelmsford.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Friends of Bernadine Gates and her two daughters are hosting fundraisers this week to help the family get back on their feet after their home was destroyed in a fire last week.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Bernadine Gates’ and her two daughters, 7-year-old Corynn and 9-year-old Cassidy, lost everything in a house fire November 8. The family was left with only the clothes they were wearing the day of the fire. Friends want to help Bernadine, a single-mother and full-time student at Cape Cod Community College. Two fundraisers will be held this week to raise money for the family. Baccari's Diner is hosting a pizza party fundraiser Thursday November 15 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The diner’s owner, Debi Baccari will accept clothing and household items as well as financial donations. The Quahog Republic Dive Bar will host a fire relief fundraiser Saturday November 17, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Joe Rossetti and John Taylor, co-hosts of Cool 102’s morning show will …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
The recall includes UltraMist Sport, UltraMist Ultra Defense and UltraMist Kids.
Banana Boat sunscreen is being recalled after some of the products resulted in users catching fire, reported the Huffington Post. The voluntary recall includes UltraMist Sport, UltraMist Ultra Defense and UltraMist Kids products. There have been five reports of people suffering burns after using the sunscreen in the past year, according to a spokesman of Energizer Holdings, which makes Banana Boat sunscreen. The company notified the FDA of the recall. Consumers can call 1-800-SAFESUN for more information about the recall.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
To the Editor, The United States is on the brink of a fire crisis. New lightweight construction methods and materials are making it harder and more dangerous for firefighters to safely extinguish blazes and for occupants to escape safely. It’s estimated that most homes built within the past 20 years contain these dangerous lightweight materials, which are designed to carry a greater load with less material by using prefabricated components. While these lightweight construction materials are touted as being more cost-effective and environmentally friendly, they also allow fires to spread much more rapidly, significantly reducing the time occupants have to escape a fire, and the time firefighters have to safely extinguish the blaze. In …