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Letter: Firefighters kept others out of harm’s way

By   /  February 25, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: This letter is to publicly acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the Portsmouth Fire Department during the recent house fire on Common Fence Point. The quick response, action and skill saved one house, if not all five houses in the immediate vicinity. Chief Michael Cranson is to be commended for his […]

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Funds raised for family who lost Portsmouth home in fire

By   /  February 23, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Jackie Shearman provided this photo of flames eating away at a single-family home at 2 Summit Road in Common Fence Point Saturday.

PORTSMOUTH — A grassroots effort by neighbors and relatives has been initiated to raise money for the family who lost their home to a fire in Common Fence Point yesterday. For detailed information on how to donate, go here. Fire Chief Michael Cranson has authorized the fire department to be a point of collection for donations. […]

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Fire tears through Portsmouth family home

By   /  February 22, 2014  /  Breaking News, News  /  No Comments

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Firefighters from at least four towns poured into the Common Fence Point area of Portsmouth Saturday afternoon to control a fire that tore through a two-story,  single-family home at around 3:30 p.m. According to witnesses, the fire erupted and spread quickly inside the home at 2 Summit Road. Firefighters from Portsmouth, Tiverton, Bristol and Middletown […]

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Trash catches fire at Portsmouth transfer station

By   /  December 19, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

A firefighter hoses down trash that had caught fire inside a container at the transfer station, while a worker in a backhoe (left) disperses the refuse.

PORTSMOUTH — It was messier than usual at the transfer station this afternoon. Firefighters extinguished a blaze that broke out inside a truck container full of trash at the Hedley Street station shortly after 1 p.m. No one was hurt and the station resumed its normal operations. Fire Chief Michael Cranson said the cause of the […]

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Firefighters save house after Tiverton basement fire

By   /  December 8, 2013  /  News  /  1 Comment

Flames pour from the basement windows at 148 Main Road Saturday night. Photo by Tiverton FD Lt.,Craig Committo.

  TIVERTON — A Tiverton firefighter was injured, and a family of five was evacuated from their home as a result of a house fire Saturday at 9:40 p.m. at 148 Main Road in Tiverton. Quick work by responding Tiverton firefighters and units from  nearby communities saved the house, although “there was heavy interior damage,” […]

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Christmas lights started Portsmouth house fire

By   /  December 5, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Firefighters say an overheated string of Christmas lights and its extension cord started a house fire on Wapping Road early today. At 12:32 a.m. Thursday, the Portsmouth Fire Department received a 911 call from the residents of 144 Wapping Road, who said their home was filling with smoke, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael […]

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Bristol’s Horgan wins East Providence Firefighters Freaky 5k

By   /  October 26, 2013  /  Sports  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Bristol resident, Portsmouth High School track coach and defending champ Shaun Horgan won the seventh annual East Providence Firefighters Freaky 5k Road Race held on the streets around EPFD Station No. 3 in the Rumford section of the city Sunday, Oct. 20. Horgan, winner of last year’s race in 16:50, clocked a time […]

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Boat from Portsmouth sinks, skipper rescued

By   /  October 22, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

The Portsmouth-based boat Black Jack burns between Sakonnet Point and Sachuest Point Saturday afternoon. US COAST GUARD

Coast Guard rescue crews from Station Castle Hill along with a good samaritan rescued a man whose 38-foot boat had caught fire and was sinking near the entrance to the Sakonnet River at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Watchstanders at Section Southeastern New England received a call via cell phone from the operator confirming that he was […]

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Drivers injured in Portsmouth school bus accident

By   /  October 21, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Two male drivers were injured when a Portsmouth school bus and a pickup truck collided in Island Park this morning around 8:15 a.m. Only two students were aboard the school bus at the time of the crash — a 17-year-old female and an 18-year-old male — and both refused treatment, according to Deputy […]

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Car plows through front of Portsmouth business

By   /  October 5, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — A driver was treated for minor injuries after her car plowed through the front of Lou Lou’s Décor Friday morning at 100 Clock Tower Square. Local firefighters and police, along with units from Tiverton and Middletown, responded at 11:16 a.m. After a quick assessment of the building’s stability, the driver was easily extricated, according […]

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