New Bedford Firefighters

Fire Reported At 5 Hemlock Street
A fire caused extensive damage to a three story tenement Wednesday afternoon at 5 Hemlock Street.
District Chief Scott Kruger says firefighters attempted to put out the fire from the inside, but the situation became too dangerous.
"We spent about ten minutes inside the building tryi…
Chief Gomes: Firefighters Save Tenament With Quick Response
Prompt action by New Bedford Firefighters Tuesday helped prevent some major fire damage at a three-decker on Adams Street.  The fire broke out around mid-day at 63 Adams.
Chief Michael Gomes credits a quick response by Engine Seven from the Durfee Street Station with keeping damage to a minimum.…
Panel Awards New Bedford Firefighters New Contract
The New Bedford Firefighters Union has a new three year contract, thanks to a state appointed arbitration panel that approved the terms of the deal.
The award runs through June 28th of 2015, and calls for a 7.5% wage increase over the life of the contract...
Two-Alarm Fire On Purchase Street Causes Extensive Damage
New Bedford firefighters are continuing to investigate a two-alarm fire at 1487 Purchase Street.
The blaze broke out around 11am in the building housing the Lebanese Kitchen. WBSM's Dan McCready says the most extensive damage appeared to be in the living areas above the restaurant...
Truck Fire Prompts Partial Closing Of Route 18
A stubborn, smokey fire kept firefighters busy Wednesday afternoon, and also slowed traffic in the city's South End.
New Bedford firefighters were called to a parking lot off South First Street after flames were spotted coming from a large moving van parked near New England Moving and Storage...
Cooking Fire Sends Four To Hospital
A cooking mishap resulted in four people being treated at St Llukes Hospital Monday afternoon, following a fire on County Street.
New Bedford firefighters responded to a fire in an apartment house  at 868 County Street.
District Chief Scott Kruger says two teenage boys were cooking with oil when …
Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Peckham St. Blaze
New Bedford fire crews are at the scene of a working fire at 141 Peckham Street.  Firefighters  responded around 3:15pm.  Witnesses said there was a lot of smoke was coming from the building.  We'll have more details as they become available...
New Bedford Fire Crews Battle Two Fires Monday Afternoon
New Bedford Firefighters made quick work of two fires Monday afternoon. 
Fire crews were battling a small fire at 82 Nye Street when an alarm sounded for a second blaze at 45 Tallman Street. 
Several trucks were diverted to the Tallman street address, where District Chief Jeff Pothier says s…
Update: More Info On Fairhaven Boat Fire
Firefighters from both Fairhaven and New Bedford worked together to douse a boat fire early Thursday afternoon at the Moby Dick marina off River Avenue.  Fairhaven Fire Department spokesman Wayne Olivera tells WBSM News, firefighters responded quickly and found a 30 foot sailboat on fire...

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