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Bristol firefighters bring in a ladder to get onto the roof during a fire on State Street on Tuesday afternoon. Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

House fire puts family out on State Street

House fire puts family out on State Street

A smokey house fire at 261 State St. early Tuesday afternoon, forced fire fighting crews to close off the street to extinguish the smoldering blaze. The fire started accidentally after a candle ignited a wall in the living room, according to Bristol Fire Chief Robert Martin. Although fire damage was confined to the room, there

Fire Chief Bob Martin, left, gets assistance from rescue department staff member Courtney Lancaster as the department learns the precautionary protocols used to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Ebola fears prompt new Bristol EMS protocol

With the heightened attention the deadly Ebola virus has received in the national media lately, local rescue workers are taking extra precautions, which means more questions for patients seeking help. “Since (Ebola) has raised its ugly head, we’ve started preparing over the last couple of months,” said Chief Martin. Patients with flu-like symptoms who call


Man in distress after fall from Church Street Dock

A man reportedly fell off the Church Street dock in Bristol, and appeared to be in distress after passers-by pulled the man from the water, according to witnesses at the scene. Rescue personnel have responded and administrated CPR before rushing the man away, they said. There is no official word on the man’s condition. The man fell into