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Ed Pepin/Fairhaven Fire photographer
Ed Pepin/Fairhaven Fire photographer

Fairhaven Firefighters Battle Brush Fire

A fast-moving brush fire burned three acres in East Fairhaven Wednesday.

At approximately 4:55pm, a police officer patrolling on Sconticut Neck Road noticed a heavy volume of smoke in the area near where the fire was found

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Councilors Seek Answers on Condition of Fire Department Apparatuses

NEW BEDFORD - City Councilors rose concerns over the condition of public safety vehicles during Thursday evening's meeting at City Hall. 

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Arson Leads to Discovery of Homeless Encampment in North End

NEW BEDFORD - A shed fire outside a mill at 1 Wamsutta St. led authorities to discover a large homeless encampment hidden in the brush Monday afternoon.

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Photo Fairhaven Fire Dept.
Photo Fairhaven Fire Dept.

Fairhaven Fire Chief Involved in Crash

The Fairhaven Fire Department confirmed to WBSM News that one of its vehicles was involved in a three-car accident at the intersection of Bridge Street and Route 240 on Wednesday evening...

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.
TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.

Mayor Says Tax Increase Caused In Part By State Mandates

Mayor Jon Mitchell is talking taxes and offering some reasons behind the recent property tax increase in the City of New Bedford.

Speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, the Mayor said the increase was due in part to mandates set by the state...

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NBFD Station 2 | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
NBFD Station 2 | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

New Bedford Fire Department Open House Offers Lessons in Safety

The New Bedford Fire Department invited local families to Fire Station 2 in Downtown New Bedford Wednesday afternoon for information on fire safety and prevention. 

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Credit: Freetownfire-rescue.com Facebook Page
Credit: Freetownfire-rescue.com Facebook Page

Drought Limiting Water Options For Freetown Firefighters

The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs issued a Drought Warning for Southeastern Massachusetts on Friday as the region continues to deal with warm temperatures and below average rainfall.

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Jon Faria/ TSM
Jon Faria/ TSM

New Bedford’s Fire Dept. Remembers 9/11

The City of New Bedford remembered the 2,977 men and women killed during the September 11 terrorist attacks 15 years ago with a ceremony at the Downtown Fire Station on Sunday morning...

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Artistic rendering of new LNG storage facility in Acushnet | Eversource
Artistic rendering of new LNG storage facility in Acushnet | Eversource

Residents Continue Calls for LNG Opposition at Acushnet Special Town Meeting

Several hundred residents filled Acushnet's Ford Middle School Tuesday for a Special Town Meeting addressing two items related to a proposed natural gas pipeline and a liquid natural gas (LNG) storage facility. 

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Firefighters Extinguish Man on Fire in New Bedford’s North End

New Bedford firefighters had to extinguish a man that had apparently caught fire in the city's North End Thursday morning.

Fire Chief Michael Gomes tells WBSM News fire crews responded to a report of a basement fire at a residence at 57 Lauren Drive off of Phillips Road around 9:30 Thursday morning...

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