Danvers Police said they’ve found the pickup truck involved in a hit-and-run crash that caused a gas pump to explode into flames overnight. But, they’re still looking for the driver.
The crash happened around 1:20 a.m. Friday at the Gulf station on Route 1 near the Topsfield line.
The clerk told reporters a white pickup truck slammed into a gasoline pump and then sped away. The truck, a 2017 white Chevrolet Silverado with out-of-state plates, was found hours later in Topsfield, police said.
The clerk, Madhu Sudan Rana, said he heard a loud bang and saw a burst of light when the crash happened. Flames and thick black smoke broke out, but the gas station’s suppression system was triggered, setting an alarm. It put out most of the fire before firefighters arrived.
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The Sandwich Fire Department has completed the first phase of its move into the new headquarters building on the corner of Quaker Meetinghouse and Cotuit roads.
As of yesterday, August 22, the department’s administration has moved into the new building. The move was completed a day earlier than Chief John J. Burke had anticipated. He said earlier in the week that he expected to be moved in by today, August 23.
All administrative personnel are now stationed in the new building, including those in the chief’s office, the deputy chief’s office, fire prevention and Emergency Medical Service. Blood pressure can still be taken at the Route 6A building.
Chief Burke said they will have the new station fully operational by the first day of school, if not earlier.
“We’re hoping to possibly get the trucks in here around August 30 instead of September 3,” he said. “But we still have September 3 as the opening target date.”
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A dumpster behind MV Screenprinting on State Road in Tisbury caught flames Thursday at approximately 4:40 pm and was promptly extinguished by Tisbury firefighters.
According to Tisbury fire chief John Schilling, the dumpster was filled with highly combustible construction debris, including used aerosol cans.
According to Schilling, a black lid covering the dumpster could have created enough solar gain to make the flammable materials inside the dumpster spontaneously combust.
“Some solvents such as polyurethanes or aerosols are particularly prone to combustion, especially when temperatures reach over 105 degrees, which it easily could have reached inside that dumpster on a really hot day like today,” Schilling said.
Martha's Vineyard Times
An early morning fire damaged a home in the Sagamore Beach section of Bourne. The call at 52 Savary Avenue came in about 5:45 AM. All occupants safely evacuated the house and no injuries were reported. Firefighters were able to quickly get the flames knocked down. The cause of the fire is under investigation.