Sunday, December 16, 2012
With trees, extra lights and candles in many homes this month, it's important to be aware of the fire hazards they present.
As beautiful as holiday trees and lights are, they present fire hazards many people may not be aware of. The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts is urging homeowners to use extra caution this time of year to keep the season merry and to prevent holiday fires. The Red Cross provided the following tips to ensure a safe and happy holiday: Christmas Tree Care Holiday Lights and Decorations Holiday Candles
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The two-alarm fire has been reported near an electrical box.
Canton fire crews are responding to a two-alarm fire on Chapman Street in Canton, according to unconfirmed reports. Two lines were reportedly in operation as of 9:45 p.m. Tuesday; the fire was reportedly being extinguished and was located near an electrical box. NSTAR was requested to the scene, according to unconfirmed reports. Canton Patch will proivde more information as it becomes available.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Follow these fire safety tips provided by the U.S. Fire Administration.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Be sure to follow these safety tips from the U.S. Fire Administration and have a happy and safe holiday season, Canton! Decorating for the winter holidays is fun but can lead to tragedy if you don't practice fire safety. Following a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles, and the ever popular Christmas tree from creating a tragedy. More Holiday Fire Safety Action Steps » -Press release by the U.S. Fire Administration.
Monday, October 3, 2011
A cat perished in the fire at 2 Lyndon Road in Sharon.
Canton, Stoughton and Sharon firefighters responded to a fire at a Sharon home Friday that resulted in the death of a cat. Nobody was home when a passerby reported the fire at 2 Lyndon Road at 4:52 p.m., Sharon Fire Chief James Wright said. No injuries were reported, Wright said. The fire has been deemed accidental, and apparently started in a back bedroom in the single-family home, the fire chief said. Investigators have narrowed the cause to an electrical malfunction, he said. The state fire marshal's office responded to the scene, he said. Canton and Stoughton firefighters joined Sharon firefighters at the incident, and knocked down the fire within 10 to 15 minutes, Wright said. Foxborough firefighters covered the Sharon fire station. …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Local fire departments, including Canton, called in for extra support to fight fire at Miller Recycling Plant.
The Mansfield Fire Department, along with area departments including Canton Fire, battled a four-alarm fire that broke out at the paper recycling plant on 73 Plymouth Street in Mansfield Tuesday night. The blaze drew so much manpower from the surrounding areas because of the size of the building, and the hazards a paper recycling plant presents, Mansfield Fire Chief Neal Boldrighini said. "It's like a horizontal high rise," he said. No one was in the building at the time of the fire. One Mansfield firefighter was treated on scene for minor smoke inhalation and later taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Boldrighini said. The fire started sometime around 7:30 p.m., the chief said. As of 10 p.m., he said that the fire itself was mostly out, but…
Friday, June 10, 2011
Draper Knitting in Canton hopes to collect donations for the Powers family, whose Central Street home in Stoughton was severely damaged in a fire on Tuesday.
A Canton business is hoping to help the Powers family, whose Central Street home in Stoughton was seriously damaged in a three-alarm house fire Tuesday afternoon. Draper Knitting, located at 28 Draper Lane in Canton, will be accepting donations between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and “will be sure these donations go directly to the Powers Family,” Kristin Draper of Draper Knitting wrote in an email to Patch. “If people would like to donate to the Powers family in the form of gift cards to grocery stores or Walmart/Target, we will be happily accepting donations,” Draper wrote in an email. The Powers’ are longtime residents of Stoughton. Three generations of the family were impacted by the fire. “Dave Powers was a long time …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Canton assisted the Stoughton Fire Department with the blaze.
The Stoughton Police and Fire departments, along with fire departments from nearly ten other towns including the Canton Fire Department, responded to a three-alarm fire Tuesday. The house fire on Central Street in Stoughton started just before 1:00 p.m. No injuries have been reported, but there is extensive damage to the second and third floors of the home. The fire was initially discovered on the rear-porch of a single-family home at 1832 Central Street in Stoughton, but at this time, fire officials are not certain that is where the fire started. The cause of the fire is still unknown and is still under investigation. Officials arrived on scene to find a heavy fire at the rear of the home, according to Captain Douglas Campbell of the …
Canton firefighters put out a fire at the Canton school last week. The fire injured one employee.
Canton Firefighters responded to a blaze in the power plant at the Mass Hospital School on Wednesday. The fire, which was in the ductwork of the school's power plant, resulted in one employee injury, according to Canton Fire Chief Charles Doody. A school employee had gone to investigate the access panel by climbing a ladder. The employee "received second degree burns to his arms when he opened an access panel and the fire exited the duct, knocking him off the ladder he was on, from about 12 feet," Doody said. "He also sustained a broken ankle from the fall." It took Canton firefighters three hours to find the "hidden fire, access it and extinguish it," according to the fire chief. Crews had to create two holes to get to the blaze. Six …
Monday, March 21, 2011
Wet roads made for a slippery scene for the CFD ladder truck.
Responding to their second fire in one week, Canton firefighters battled a one-alarm house fire at 119 Pecunit Street this afternoon. "We've been busy," Canton Fire Chief Charles Doody said. "Two fires in one week. We're usually looking at one fire a month. It's unusual." The afternoon blaze was quickly contained, Doody said at the snowy, wet scene. Canton Police received a report of smoke coming from a house on Raven Road and Pecunit Street at about 1:30 p.m. Canton Firefighters from Engine 2 were the first to arrive on scene, Doody said. They managed to contain the fire to one room. Engine 6 arrived and the crew put the fire out within about ten minutes, he said. "The fire damage was contained to one room" of the home, the chief said. "…
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Canton Firefighters and other local departments responded to the two-alarm blaze this evening.
Canton firefighters took extra care to salvage a military funeral flag, in case, walking the blackened piece of history to the fire engine for safe keeping. The crews were working their way through the remnants of a two-alarm blaze at 1842 Washington Street. The fire left an old home burned out and the contents of the house strewn across the front lawn. It took fire crews from Canton, Stoughton, Norwood and Sharon to battle the 4:00 p.m. fire, which was extinguished after about an hour. Crews were on scene well past 6:30 p.m. "We're really not even close to determining the cause," Canton Fire Chief Charles Doody said at the wet and smoky scene. "There was at least $100,000 worth of damages." The home, which was filled with old furniture, …