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Police: New Bedford Man Sets Fire To Porta-Potty, Other Items

A New Bedford man is under arrest after taking the phrase "light a match" to the next level.

Fairhaven Police Sgt. Kevin Kobza says on the night of July 21, Police and Fire Departments responded to four different fires, including one at a portable outhouse behing the Hastings Middle School

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David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Authorities To Release Official Cause Of Deadly Lowell Fire

Authorities are getting ready to release details on the suspected cause of a fire that killed seven people, including three children, in a Lowell apartment building last week.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan, Lowell Fire Chief Edward Pitta and other officials planned a news conference late Tuesday afternoon at a fire station located just 100 yards from the scene of the fire

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Dan McCready/Townsquare Media

Owners Of Lebanese Kitchen Pledge To Come Back

The owners of a popular South End restaurant, destroyed Friday in a fire, say they'll be back in business soon.  The owners of the Lebanese Kitchen and their family also lived in the building, and lost everything in the fire

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Fast-Moving Fire Causes Heavy Damage At Well-Known New Bedford Eatery

A New Bedford business suffered extensive damage after a fire this morning.

The two-alarm fire broke out at the Lebanese Kitchen at 1487 Purchase Street around 11am and spread quickly.

Waitress Sheri DeMello was about to begin work when the fire began

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Lebanese Kitchen Purchase Street New Bedford Fire

 

A fire in New Bedford this afternoon.  The old Lebanese Kitchen is in flames on Purchase Street. There are apartments above that were destroyed with damage to the roof and exterior walls.  No injuries at this time, but firefighters are still battling the flames.  R

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New Bedford Tire Fire

New Bedford Fire officials say that some tires caught fire at Mainline Tire Recycling located at 680 Acushnet Avenue around 4:15 a.m.

There are no reports of injuries, the extent of the damage isn't currently known

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Dartmouth Explosions Under Investigation

Dartmouth Police and Fire crews were called to North Dartmouth Wednesday night after a neighbor reported explosions at a nearby residence.

Emergency officials arrived at 4 Knollwood Drive around 6:30pm, and found two chemical explosive devices that had been set off in a garden

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Peter Wilson/Twitter

Fire Erupts At Suffolk Downs

Firefighters are battling a three-alarm blaze in a building at the Suffolk Downs horse race track in Revere.

The fire was reported at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Television news photos showed flames and smokes coming through the roof of one of several large, one-story buildings in the stable area

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Taylor Cormier/TSM

Body Identified After Rounds St Fire

The State Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity of the body found after a house fire on Rounds Street in New Bedford earlier this week.

Through fingerprint identification, the body has been identified as 29-year-old Justin Downey of 55 Rounds Street

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Taylor Cormier/TSM

[UPDATE] Fatal New Bedford Fire Under Investigation

UPDATE 7PM - The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says the death of a man found in a burned home in New Bedford's West End has been ruled suspicious.

The State Medical Examiner has taken custody of the body, and an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

The victim's

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