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Dan McCready / TSM
Dan McCready / TSM

NB Fire Department Overtime Causing Concern

Overtime in the Fire Department budget is causing some financial worries at City Hall.

The overtime budget deficit is projected to be more than $1 million by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2016...

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Firefighters use aerial ladder at 132 Holly Street. Jim Phillips TSM
Firefighters use aerial ladder at 132 Holly Street. Jim Phillips TSM

Holly Street Fire Investigation Delayed

There apparently will be a delay in the investigation into what started the fire Wednesday morning at 132 Holly Street in the North End.

Inspectors have determined that the structure is unstable, and until the building is shored up, members of the Fire Prevention Unit will not be allowed in...

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Credit: Brian The Cabdriver
Credit: Brian The Cabdriver

New Bedford Fire Under Investigation

New Bedford Firefighters were called to the scene of a home on Nelson St. twice on Monday night.

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Credit: paulync
Credit: paulync

Fire Chief Discusses Brush Fire Concerns

 

Brush fires have been flaring up across the state and here on the SouthCoast.

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Mass. DEP responds to 184 County / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mass. DEP responds to 184 County / Jim Phillips / TSM

Six Firefighters Sent To Hospital During Hazmat Incident

A state D-E-P Hazardous Materials crew responded to 184 County Street in New Bedford Monday morning after two firefighters became overcome by fumes in the building...

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Credit: Brian Thomas/TSM
Credit: Brian Thomas/TSM

Euphoria Lounge Fire

Damage estimates are between $15,000 and $20,000 following an early Tuesday morning fire at the Euphoria Lounge at 289 Acushnet Avenue.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

NB Firefighters Busy Sunday Night

New Bedford firefighters quickly doused two fires Sunday night.

The first happened in an apartment house at 156 Chestnut Street.  Fire Chief Michael Gomes says the fire ignited in a kitchen and caused an estimated $35,000 damage...

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Two new fire engines parked outside City Hall./ Taylor Cormier / TSM
Two new fire engines parked outside City Hall./ Taylor Cormier / TSM

New Bedford Purchases Two New Fire Engines

New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes has been advocating for new fire engines since becoming Chief nearly four years ago. On Tuesday, he got his wish...

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Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call / Getty Images
Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call / Getty Images

Woman Injured After Fire Escape Gives Way

New Bedford firefighters rescued two young women Thursday afternoon from a fire escape at the old SMTI building on Purchase Street, after a section of the fire escape collapsed...

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More On Dartmouth Street Fire

Two people are rescued from a South End home following an early morning fire Saturday morning. 

The fire to the two story woodframe building at 322 Dartmouth Street was reported just after four o'clock when a 9-year old occupant of the home was awakened by smoke alarms and called 9-1-1...

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