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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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Workplace Explosion Injures One on New Bedford/Dartmouth Line

New Bedford and Dartmouth crews responded to an explosion on Rockdale Avenue Friday morning.

New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes tells WBSM News around 9:30am Friday morning, an employee at Marx Auto Center at 132 Rockdale Avenue near the New Bedford/Dartmouth line was using a torch to cut through a 55-gallon steel drum that had contained windshield washer fluid...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Wins Federal SAFER Grant, Funding Over 20 Firefighters

New Bedford has been awarded a federal SAFER grant.

FEMA announced the grants today, and has awarded New Bedford $4.6 million to cover fire department staffing needs...

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Second Accuser Comes Forward Against Former Lakeville Fire Lieutenant

A former Lakeville Fire Lieutenant is facing an attempted rape charge from a second accuser.

Lt. Tom Dunlevy was indicted last week on charges relating to the alleged rape of one of his employees in the Lakeville Fire Department...

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Google Maps

New Yorkers Rescued from Waters off of South End in New Bedford

Two swimmers that were in distress are doing fine now after the efforts of the New Bedford Fire Department. The male and female swimmers were reported to be in distress after a South End resident spotted them clinging to a buoy far from the shore near Monkey Island...

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Karen Cauble-Pina/Facebook

Two Car Fires Under Investigation in New Bedford [VIDEO]

WARNING: Video conatins inappropriate language that may be NSFW

Two car fires are under investigation in New Bedford.

New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes tells WBSM News the first fire took place at around 1pm on Kempton Street across from New Bedford District Court...

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Credit: Freetown Fire-Rescue Facebook Page
Credit: Freetown Fire-Rescue Facebook Page

Rollover Crash On Route 24

A rollover crash took place on Route 24 Monday afternoon.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

New Bedford Finds Funding for Firefighters Through FY2016

The New Bedford City Council will be asked Thursday night to transfer funds to cover the cost of 31 firefighter positions until the end of this fiscal year...

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Says Fire Dept. Issues Need To Be Put In Context

Protests over the City's rolling fire station brownouts are expected to begin Thursday afternoon outside of City Hall. Mayor Jon Mitchell says the situation regarding the Fire Department's budget needs to be put into context...

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TSM
TSM

Protests Over New Bedford Fire Station Closures to Begin This Week

A group of concerned citizens is planning to march on New Bedford City Hall this week, protesting the ongoing rolling blackouts of the City's fire stations...

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