Monday, April 1, 2013
About 4 acres of wooden land burned in Framingham, near the Sherborn line.
Framingham firefighters responded to a report of a large brush fire around 2 p.m. Easter Sunday, behind the Adesa Auctions property along the railroad tracks. It took Framingham and Sherborn firefighters almost 3 hours to put out the fire, which burned 4 acres of wooded area. Framingham Fire headquarters is located down the street from Adesa.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Tuesday afternoon crash closed the Mass Pike westbound for about an hour.
Massachusetts State Police are investigating a multiple car crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike westbound in Framingham Tuesday about 3 p.m., in which a tanker jackknifed. Preliminary reports from Trooper Thomas McCarthy indicate a 2011 Honda Pilot was travelling in the left travel lane when, for reasons yet to be determined, drifted over into the breakdown lane. The truck struck the guardrail, coming back across the roadway and striking the right side of a 2006 Western Star tanker trailer, according to State Police. The collision caused the tanker trailer to jackknife, blocking all three travel lanes, said a State Police release. A third vehicle, 2013 Honda CRV that was traveling in the center lane, was unable to stop, and became lodged …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
An empty tanker jackknifed and is blocking three lanes of the Massachusetts Turnpike westbound in Framingham.
UPDATED: 4:22 p.m. All lanes westbound on the Massachusetts Turnpike are now open. Drivers waived tolls at Exit 13 ends at 5 p.m. *** UPDATED: 4:10 p.m. Breakdown lane westbound is open. *** UPDATED: 3:35 p.m. Framingham Fire reported one vehicle underneath the tanker. Two individuals have been transported to the hospital. Mass Pike westbound has been shut down. Mass Pike eastbound is open. Mass Pike westbound traffic is being detoured onto Route 9 and Route 30 at Exit 13 in Natick. Tolls are being waved coming off the Pike at Exit 13 headed west. *** An empty tanker jackknifed and is blocking three lanes of the Massachusetts Turnpike westbound in Framingham just after 3 p.m. Report of driver pinned. Framingham Fire, Natick Fire and …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The proposed warrant article calls for new ID badges next year, a possible public address system, additional staffing, emergency training, additional cameras and door security upgrades.
The Framingham Public Schools, working with Framingham Police and Framingham Fire, will ask Town Meeting members to vote on $250,000 worth of possible security upgrades at the town's schools, said Framingham Town Manager Bob Halpin. "This is a combined town and school effort," emphasized Halpin, who Tuesday summarized the warrant article to Framingham Selectmen. The article has not been discussed at a Framingham School Committee meeting yet. Selectmen Tuesday night voted to close the Annual Town Meeting warrant with 56 articles on it. Town Meeting starts May 1, but will open with a Special Town Meeting warrant, with one lone article on the new proposed McAuliffe library branch on Water Street in Nobscot. The proposed school security …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Framingham firefighters extinguished the blaze just before midnight.
Update Sat. Jan. 26: The cause of Friday's house fire on Pleasantview Terrace is still unknown. "There is extensive damage to the inside of the house," Deputy Paul Gildea of the Framingham Fire department said. The blaze started in the attic and was contained there by Framingham firefighters, Gildea said. There were no injuries as a result of the fire. --- The Framingham Fire Department was called out Friday night to a fire at a two-story woodframe house at 2 Pleasantview Terr. Upon arrival at approximately 11 p.m., heavy fire was showing from the roof, according to scanner reports. The fire was reportedly struck down within the hour. Several tweets also made note of the fire, including this one by @Kmarcink25, which includes a photo …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The one-alarm fire could have been worse if not for a neighbor calling 9-1-1 when smoke was scene from he second floor, said Framingham Fire Deputy Chief Kevin Burns.
A space heater, left too close to bedding, started a mattress fire in a bedroom on the second floor at 11 Charles Place Monday, said Framingham Fire Deputy Chief Kevin Burns. The fire was reported by a neighbor, who witnessed smoke coming from the two-story residence, said Burns. The quick thinking of the neighbor to report the smoke, helped us extinguish the fire quickly, said Burns. The 9-1-1 call came in at 2:16 p.m. Whn Engine 3 arrived on the scene, smoke was coming from the second floor. Firefighters knocked down the one-alarm fire in 10 minutes and had the building under control in 25 minutes, said Burns. Burns said there was a lot of smoke and water damage. He said the fire was contained to the bedroom, but caused $50,000 worth of …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Laura Nichols, 35, of Framingham, was killed late Saturday after her car crossed into oncoming traffic on Fountain Street.
A 35-year-old Framingham woman was killed late Saturday after the car she was driving crossed the center lane on Fountain Street, triggering a head-on collision. Laura Nichols was alone in her vehicle at the time of the crash, Framingham Police said. The collision was reported about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, near the intersection with Jodie Road. Two people in the other vehicle were taken to Metro West Medical Center at Framingham Union with non-life threatening injuries, said Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Burns. The cause of the crash was not immediately identified by police on Sunday. Nichols was the mother of a 10-year-old daughter, her mother told The Boston Herald on Saturday. She was coming home from a friend's house at the time of the crash, …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Middlesex County Sheriff's Youth Public Safety Campers from Framingham visited with the Framingham Police and Fire departments this week; a graduation ceremony will be held today in Billerica.
As the temperature rose on Wednesday, campers at the Middlesex County Sheriff's Youth Public Safety Camp didn't seem to care. The last stop of the day was a visit to the Framingham Fire headquarters. Earlier in the day, they visited the Framingham Police Station. This is the 13th year of the camp, and the second year under Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian. The camp is available for just one week for Framingham residents. This year there are 55 Framingham kids, who range in age from 9-11, enrolled. This is an increase from last year, when 30 kids attended. County-wide there are more than 1,700 children enrolled in the camp. Each week is dedicated to different communities. Today July 13, the Framingham campers, along with campers …
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Framingham Fire Department was dealing with a brush fire early this morning near Potter Road.
Framingham Fire Department was battling a brush fire this morning around Potter Road just before 8 a.m. Scanner reports had the fire beginning at 7:46 p.m. and was about 1.5 acres. Framingham Fire has extinguished the fire in less than an hour, but Framingham and most of Massachusetts is still under a "red flag alert." Issued by the National Weather Service, a "red flag" alert means fires that develop will have the potential to spread rapidly and outdoor burning is not recommended. The elevated fire risk will stay in effect until about 6 p.m. today, as wind gusts are expected to be between 20-25 miles per hour and rain is not expected until later tonight.
Monday, January 16, 2012
A man, in his 50s, fell while "navigating the railroad tracks" and needed to be air lifted from Framingham to a trauma center, said Framingham Fire.
About 7:50 p.m. on Monday, a man, in his 50s, on a bicycle, failed to "navigate the railroad tracks" on Blandin Avenue and was knocked unconscious, said Framingham Fire. A motorist noticed him and called for help. Based on his facial injuries and that he was unconscious, it was determined to transport him via a Medflight helicopter to a trauma center, said the deputy fire chief.