A blaze that erupted at a Roxbury home Thursday morning sent a Boston firefighter to the hospital and left six residents displaced, officials said.
Firefighters responded to the blaze at 113 Harrishoff St. around 3 a.m. and found flames growing in the basement of the four-story, multi-family brick home, according to a series of tweets from the Boston Fire Department.
“Quick action” was taken to keep the fire contained to the basement space, the department said.
One firefighter was taken by Boston EMS to the hospital, according to the department. Authorities did not disclose the extent of the firefighter’s injuries.
Officials from the Boston Office of Neighborhood Services were on scene to help the four adults and two children who were displaced by the fire, which caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damages, authorities said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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An historic home was destroyed by fire in West Bridgewater Wednesday night. Firefighters spent hours battling the large fire on East Center Street. Flames and smoke could be seen for miles pouring out of the home, which was more than 100 years old.
Heather Spauer lives in the back of the house. She managed to escape with her three kids after something sparked in the carport.
“All of a sudden my youngest said oh there is a spark,” Spauer said. “By the time we came out the flames were shooting up the whole house.”
She doesn’t own the home, but she’s devastated for the owners, her close friends. “It’s a heartbreak for all of them,” she said.
She fears the fire destroyed everything. Her family’s belongings, and the place she called home the past four years, while going through a tough battle.
“I have cancer and they’re helping me out here,” Spauer said.
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Two firefighters tested positive for COVID-19 after the town conducted testing on 45 town employees, Director of Health and Natural Resources Robert Duncanson said in a statement Wednesday.
The testing was done as a precaution after a seasonal resident and a Monomoy Regional School District student recently tested positive for the virus.
Duncanson said that on Friday the Massachusetts Department of Public Health notified the town that a seasonal resident returning to Chatham from another state had tested positive and came into contact with relatives, including a fire department employee and a school district student, who was COVID-19 positive.
On Monday, the town tested 26 fire department employees and two staffers at the Emergency Operations Center, as well as seven school staff members who had come into contact with the student.
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After banding together to raise money to help the city’s children, police and firefighters donated $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club last week.
The money is half of the about $10,000 the coalition has raised over the year by holding fundraising events together or individually, said Fire Lt. Katie Collins-Kalbaugh.
“The members of the Chicopee Police and Fire departments have been so supportive of the Club and the community and we are grateful to be a recipient of 50% of the proceeds,” said Lynn Morrissette, marketing and development director for the Chicopee Boys & Girls Club.
The club continues to operate at a scaled-back basis during the pandemic. It held a summer program, is starting before and after-school programs and restored some of the teen offerings all while following guidelines for social distancing and sanitizing.
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