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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. Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky tells WBSM's Taylor Cormier, its not a new problem...
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...
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.
Fire Chief Michael Gomes says firefighters responded to the scene just before 10am, and two men entered the building to investigate...
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.
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.  Gomes says the fire was pretty much contained to that apartm…
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.
Mayor Jon Mitchell unveiled two new fire engines outside City Hall. The Pierce Arrow XT engines will pump 1,500 gallons of water per minute, and are t…
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.
Fire Chief Michael Gomes tells WBSM News, the women were on the roof of the building, and when one of them jumped to a lowe…

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