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Coelho ‘Reassured’ After Meeting with Police, Fire Chiefs
On Wednesday, the City Council's Committee on Public Safety and Neighborhoods met and invited New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro and Fire Chief Michael Gomes to talk about the recent rash of suspected arson cases across the city, as well as gang violence and other crime issues in city nei…
Fire-Damaged Tenament Torn Down
A New Bedford home heavily damaged in a 3 alarm fire Wednesday morning has been torn down.
A contractor hired by the property owner demolished the triple-decker Wednesday night after officials feared it would collapse.
The fire broke out around 7 a...
Chief Gomes: Firefighters Save Tenament With Quick Response
Prompt action by New Bedford Firefighters Tuesday helped prevent some major fire damage at a three-decker on Adams Street.  The fire broke out around mid-day at 63 Adams.
Chief Michael Gomes credits a quick response by Engine Seven from the Durfee Street Station with keeping damage to a minimum.…
Smoky Fire At Ashley Ford Dealership
Heavy smoke was seen as far away as the South End of New Bedford Tuesday morning after a sign at the Ashley Ford car dealership on Mt. Pleasant St. caught fire around 10 a.m.
Fire Chief Michael Gomes says a fire crew was near the business when the fire broke out and they were able to respond quickly.…
Two New Bedford Fires
New Bedford fire officials are investigating after a fire Wednesday night and another fire early Thursday morning.
Fire Chief Michael Gomes says the first fire occurred 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 355 Court Street.
The fire caused serious damage to the first and second floor with damage estimates around $6…
New Bedford Firefighters Honored For Bravery
The State's 25th annual ceremony honoring bravery by firefighters in Massachusetts recognized four members of the New Bedford Fire Department.
Among those receiving Medals of Valor were Lt. Mark Raposa and Firefighter Matthew Forand for life-saving actions while battling a house fire on Dartmout…
Bristol County Donates Necessities to New York
New Bedford firefighters are spending the day loading up box trucks with non-perishable food, toiletries and other supplies.
The items, gathered by police and fire stations throughout Bristol County, are being shipped down to New York to be used in hurricane relief efforts...