Search Results for: Portsmouth firefighters

DSCN1480

Fire tears through Portsmouth family home

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...

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.

Trash catches fire at Portsmouth transfer station

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...

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

Firefighters save house after Tiverton basement fire

  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,”...

DSC_0010-350x274

Christmas lights started Portsmouth house fire

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...

freaky1

Bristol’s Horgan wins East Providence Firefighters Freaky 5k

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...

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

Boat from Portsmouth sinks, skipper rescued

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...

Bus accident

Drivers injured in Portsmouth school bus accident

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...

car vs. vehicle

Car plows through front of Portsmouth business

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...

portsmouth-police

Portsmouth police arrest man for fighting inside moving car

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log over the past week: Tuesday, Aug. 20 Police responded to the area of West Main Road and Cory’s Lane around 7 a.m. for a report of a vehicle that was on fire. Police arrived to find a 1996 Ford Explorer with its hood engulfed...

Portsmouth school officials float idea of using Elmhurst building

  PORTSMOUTH — As if there haven’t been enough ideas proposed on what to do with the vacant Elmhurst School, here’s another one: Why not use it for office space for school administrators? School Committee Chairman David Croston brought the idea up at Tuesday night’s meeting, saying the district has outgrown the current Administration Building...

Top