Tuesday, December 18, 2012
One female victim was treated for reportedly "severe burns" near the 500 block of Medford Street and rushed to Boston Medical Center, according to reports.
2ND UPDATE 2:30 p.m.: Malden Police report that a 17 year old Woburn girl died at the scene last night. A second victim remains in critical condition. UPDATE 5:16 a.m.: Photojournalist @SparkyThePit reports that, according to a police scanner transmission, the state medical examiner's office "will be in touch" with Malden officers investigating the crash. While the office is responsible for investigating fatalities, no official word on the condition of any victims in the crash is yet available. Original story, 4:00 a.m.: Medical responders reportedly found a "severely burned" female victim after a motor vehicle accident on Medford Street early Tuesday morning, though no further word on her condition was immediately available. Crews …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Firefighters knocked down a two-alarm fire Sunday afternoon.
All occupants - incuding pets - are accounted for after a two-alarm fire consumed the front of a 2.5-story home at 67 Orchard St. early Sunday evening. Calls for the fire, which came in just before 5:30 p.m., brought mutual aid from Revere, Medford and Everett fire departments. The fire was declared knocked down about 45 minutes later, at 6:15 p.m. Several witnesses reported hearing 3 or more explosions related to the fire, though their origin was not immediately clear. Firefighters were later commanded to evacuate the building due to concerns about the structure's stability. The damage wasn't limited to just 67 Orchard - the siding on some of their neighbor's homes appeared to be melting and falling off of the exterior. James Labbe, …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Patrick Maguire, the writer behind Servernotservant.com, a blog dedicated to the service industry, has started a fund to help support Gaia Stecher, a Malden resident and server who recently lost her possessions to a house fire.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Article, text, and info written by Patrick Maguire and originally published in full on Servernotservant.com: Gaia Stecher was burned out of her apartment, and needs to find a new one. The fire and water damage claimed most of her belongings. As anyone hunting for an apartment knows, most landlords require first month, last, and a security deposit, in addition to the fees charged by brokers. In honor of my dear friend, Maryanne Hooley, I will be setting up a charity called Hooley’s Helpers. A portion of the proceeds from my book will fund the charity to benefit restaurant servers in times of illness, crisis and family emergencies. There’s no need to wait until the book is published to start helping people. Let’s demonstrate the power of …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Firefighters put out the blaze in about an hour, while students were evacuated to a nearby church. Did you catch a photo or video of the blaze? Upload it to our gallery.
A two-alarm fire near Mystic Valley School sent smoke billowing and prompted an evacuation, according to a letter sent home to parents. All residents were able to safely flee the second-floor fire at 740 Salem St. fire safely, according to scanner reports. Seven adults and one child were provided temporary housing, clothing and food by the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts. State investigators continue to examine the cause of the fire, which the Boston Globe reports took about an hour to extinguish. Dry conditions in the city have had firefighters respond to a number of brush fires in the area, Asst. Fire Chief Jack Colangeli said. They were also related to a blaze on Adams St. earlier this month.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Three residents were away from home when a two-alarm blaze engulfed their home on Boylston St.
All three residents are safe and sound after a two-alarm fire at 54 Boylston St. Monday afternoon, the Malden Fire Department confirmed. All of the inhabitants were away from the building when it sparked into flames just after noon Monday. Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Walsh said that the cause of the fire had yet to be determined, and was under investigation by both the city and state police fire marshalls. Walsh said their efforts to put out the flames were complicated by an apparently “severe case of hoarding” evident inside of the home. “We had a problem gaining entry into the building” as a result, Walsh said. “There was an inordinate amount of debris in our way...three or four feet tall, of all kinds of collectibles and junk.” As a result…
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Malden firefighters responded to an attic fire at 305 Lynn Street Saturday morning. No one was hurt.
No one was hurt in a Saturday-morning attic fire at 305 Lynn St. in Malden, according to Lt. Kevin Halpin, a fire investigator with the Malden Fire Department. Halpin said it was too early to determine the cause of the fire, which is still "under investigation." The fire broke out in the attic of the Lynn Street home shortly before 8:30 a.m., according to Michael Solimini, a neighbor who was first to call the fire department. Someone walking down the street saw smoke coming from the house and stopped into Solimini's home in order to alert the fire department, Solimini said. "My wife looked out. The attic was billowing with smoke," he said. Malden firefighters responded quickly to the fire, he said, and according to radio scanner …
Friday, September 23, 2011
No kids were on a Malden-based bus that caught fire Friday morning in North Medford.
A school bus caught fire in Medford Friday morning, but before the driver had picked up any kids. The fire was put out quickly and no one was hurt. Shortly after a driver left the Vocell Bus yard in Malden about 7:25 a.m., he was traveling along Route 16 when he noticed smoke coming from the lower engine area of the bus, according to a Medford Fire Department preliminary report. The driver called it in and pulled the bus over on Middlesex Avenue near the city line. When Medford Fire's Ladder Four arrived, there was heavy smoke and a visible fire in the engine area and dashboard of the bus, Engine Four Shift Commander Ed Scull wrote in a report. A sweep of the bus found no one on it. The line was used to put out the flames. The cause of the…
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Patrons were seen outside of the building as crews worked to respond, though the relatively small fire caused no damage or injury.
A small fire in the men's bathroom near the main room in Malden Public Library was “apparently” lit by one of its patrons, but was quickly extinguished with no damage to the property, Fire Chief Michael Murphy said. “It was a very small fire in one of the bathrooms there, some paper,” Murphy said. “Somebody must've...lit it, but we weren't able to find out who.” Responders were alerted to the incident by the automatic smoke detectors in the bathroom, which is part of a master box system that immediately notifies the department of any trouble. “Everyone's back in, and we're finished,” Murphy said.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
How would you prioritize the city's capital spending?
The City Council debated its recent bonding decisions, with Councilor-At-Large moving that the body reconsider the millions in parks improvements in favor of building a new fire station and repairing the Malden’s schools. While some councilors agreed that a review would be useful, others disagreed, saying, in effect, that was a false dilemma, and that he city has capacity to pursue both projects. Our question this week: Does Malden Have to Choose Between Parks and a New Fire Station? Tell us what you think in the comments below.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Five things to tee up your Tuesday.
Today is Tuesday, May 24. Here are five things you need to know: Tough room: The Malden Redevelopment Authority and Ward Six Councilor Neil Kinnon hosted a public hearing on the proposed South Broadway Park restoration, and things got a little tense in the room. The vast majority of those in attendance lived in the nearby condominium complex and were opposed to field lights at the site. When one woman from Broadway expressed—loudly—her support for the lights, the room turned on her, yelling at her to stop talking and insisting her views had no standing in the conversation. Check back later today for a full report on the meeting, and the possible compromise on field lights coming for tonight’s council meeting. Meanwhile, check out the …