Karen Dixon was sitting at the front desk of the Hopkinton Town Library about 4:30 p.m. when a lightning strike shook the building. A few uneventful minutes went by before Dixon heard something in the cupola above.
A fire caused extensive smoke and water damage to the offices of a prominent law firm in an iconic high-rise building downtown early Saturday, according to fire officials. Paul E. Voegelin, chief operating officer at Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, said Saturday that the firm will reopen for business on Monday as usual thanks to the quick response of firefighters and property management. … Continue Reading »
A closet fire at 84 Karatzas Avenue activated sprinklers that contained the fire to a closet. The fire was reported at 8:48 p.m. Fire crews arrived to find a water flow from the third floor f a 100-by-400 garden-style apartment. Engine 10 located an extinguished fire in a closet of apartment 310.… Continue Reading »
Crews were called to the Tara Heights Apartments at 10 Digital Dr. around 9 a.m. Sunday morning, where they found a grease fire on a stove that had spread to the cabinets and activated the sprinkler system.
The fire was quickly contained by the sprinkler system, but crews were still tied up for an hour ejecting smoke and doing salvage work in the apartment where the fire was and the apartment below it.… Continue Reading »
A fire at a Grove Street apartment Sunday was much different from one that occurred there nearly 16 years ago because of the sprinkler system that was installed, said the city’s fire chief. At around 5:25 p.m. Sunday, the department was dispatched to the apartment building on 71 Grove St.… Continue Reading »