VIDEO: Franklin Police are searching for a driver who is throwing fireworks from a moving car. Video captured one of the incidents on East Street on July 3.
“When you’re dealing with fireworks, which are explosives, there can be unintended consequences,” Franklin Police Sgt. Brian Johnson said.
Police say someone threw a firework from a dark colored Toyota Corolla and it exploded under a car sitting in a driveway. It caused a fire that destroyed the vehicle.
“As that firework ignites it shoots up a driveway and it catches the vehicle that’s in the driveway just right, you couldn’t duplicate it if you tried,” Sgt. Johnson said. “It ends up catching the vehicle on fire. The vehicle burns to the ground.”
Investigators say it could have been much worse.
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A street fair will be held in the Visitors Center parking lot on Sunday, Aug. 15, from noon to 7 p.m.
The new event is designed to honor Adams first-responders with all proceeds from vendor fees going toward them..
"We feel as though they do so much for us and no one really gives back to them," Chairman of the Adams Street Fair Committee Joe Martin said. "This is our way of thanking them."
Martin said there will be food, games, music, and vendors.
Vendors interested should contact Martin at 413-212-095.
He said first-responders can use the proceeds in whichever way they want.
"I know the Police Department likes to give scholarships and the Fire Department needs equipment," he said. "And they deserve it because they were out there during this whole COVID thing risking their lives and their family's lives."
It didn't take long for the 911 calls to start coming in Tuesday evening in Scituate, Massachusetts, a place known for its wild weather, as a powerful storm was moving through the area.
"It came in quick, the winds whipped up, we had almost zero visibility, two to four foot seas, lightning," Scituate Fire Chief John Murphy said. "Very difficult conditions to navigate through on a good day in this area."
Just before 8 p.m., a caller reported a boat in distress and a missing diver in North Scituate near Minot Beach.
By the time police, firefighters and the harbormaster could get there, the diver has been found safe. Then, another 911 call, this one for a paddleboarder who was in distress, her friend missing.
"The dispatcher did an amazing job of trying to keep her calm in really a frantic situation and relay that information to our officers on the boat and start to vector them into her location," Scituate Police Chief Mark Thompson said.
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We have an update on a Westfield family that lost all, but each other in an overnight fire and the young man credited with getting everyone out.
At just 11 years old, David Masso sprung into action as the flames spread. When the Western Mass News Surprise Squad and the Hyundai Dealers of Western Massachusetts learned of his actions and loss, we knew we had to pay him a visit.
February 4 was a typical weeknight for the Masso family.
“I came home from work, took a shower, didn't smell anything,” said Miriam Masso.
However, shortly after midnight, things took a drastic turn when Miriam Masso was awoken by a faint alarm.
“…Then I heard a crash. I went to see if the dog got out of the cage…the ceiling fan was on the ground and the ceiling was engulfed in flames,” Masso explained.
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PHOTOS: The Springfield Fire Department assisted in getting a person out of a vehicle after a car accident near Walnut Street Thursday morning.
According to the Springfield Fire Department, a car accident occurred in a parking lot off of Walnut Street. Photos shared by the fire department show a vehicle on top of the hood of another vehicle. Firefighters has to help get a person out of the vehicle.
No word on any injuries at this time.
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