Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wakefield firefighters quickly put out a blaze at 66 Gould St. The fire chief said, "It could have been much worse."
UPDATE: The fire re-ignited later that night. ~~~~~ Quick action by the Wakefield Fire Department put out what could have been a more serious blaze. Firefighters rushed to 63 Gould St. Thursday evening. Wakefield Fire Chief Michael Sullivan said the fire started in the basement and went to the front corner of the building. "It could have been much worse," Sullivan said. Wakefield will have more on the blaze later, including video and photos. For breaking Wakefield news as it happens, sign up for Wakefield Patch email alerts.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The 13-year-old's quick response to seeing flames in his neighbor's backyard helped save his neighbor's home from further damage.
Joseph Rando, a 13-year-old 7th grader at St. Joseph's School, had been minding his own business. He had been playing basketball in his own yard on Daniel Rd. on a Sunday afternoon. Suddenly, he started smelling smoke and feeling extra heat in the air. That's when he turned to see flames shooting up over his neighbor's wooden fence in his backyard. "I saw the smoke in the air and smelled it too," he said. "My neighbor likes to burn wood, but this time I saw that his fence was on fire and I ran to tell my mom." Joseph's mother, Korinne Rando, ran outside right away at her son's insistence. "He said, 'Mom, come outside, this doesn't look right," she said. Rando said she grabbed the phone and went outside. "I had smelled the wood burning, but…
Monday, April 23, 2012
A list of calls the Wakefield Fire Department responded to from Monday, April 23, to Sunday, April 29, 2012.
Fire Log for Monday, April 23 to Sunday, April 29, 2012: Total calls for service: 41 Fire incidents: A large fire that consumed a car port and a fence broke out in the backyard of a Daniel Road home on April 29, according to the Wakefield Fire Department. Firefighters responded to 29 Daniel Road around 1:30 p.m. for a report of a structure fire. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke showing in the backyard of the home, and a car port fully involved with flames. The fire was contained to the area of the car port and an adjacent fence. The house sustained some additional heat damage to windows, but was otherwise undamaged from the fire. Firefighters knocked down the fire and overhauled the area until about 2:45 p.m. The Fire …
Monday, April 2, 2012
A Wakefield man ran inside a burning building to alert 23 residents that their building was on fire. No one was injured in the blaze thanks to the quick response of Paul Antonio of Wakefield.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Units from Stoneham and surrounding communities knocked down a fire at 65 Spring St. in Stoneham Wednesday afternoon.
Several fire departments battled a three-alarm blaze at a Spring Street home in Stoneham Wednesday afternoon. The fire broke out around 2 p.m. at 65 Spring St. The blaze appeared to be contained to the upper level of the two-level house. A mixture of dense grey and black smoke billowed through the rooftop, with some flames concentrated in the right portion of the roof after firefighters axed into the roof to gain access to the fire. Shortly before 2:40 p.m., the blaze appeared to be knocked down and under control. Melrose Ladder 1 and Woburn Ladder 2 were at the scene to assist Stoneham, along with firefighters from Reading, Wakefield and other fire departments. Assistant Town Clerk Maria Sagarino, along with her two children and husband, …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Take a peek at the top headlines from neighboring towns.
While we do our best to focus on news and events directly concerning Wakefield, sometimes it's nice to know what's going on in neighboring communities. Welcome to the weekly regional news roundup, which will bring you the top news from the towns directly surrounding Wakefield. Note: Original reporting from Melrose Patch, Medford Patch, Stoneham Patch, and Reading Patch. Robber strikes Reading Gas Station, Threatens Clerk With Syringe: The Reading Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Mobil Mart located at the corner of Main Street and Summer Avenue on Saturday, Sept. 24. The suspect used a hypodermic needle to commit the robbery and got away with $260. Melrose Man Among 11 Indicted on Drug Trafficking …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
No one was home at the time and no injuries were reported.
[Editor's note: This article was updated on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m.] A fire broke out at a two-family Chestnut Street home on Thursday afternoon, causing extensive burn, heat, and smoke damage in the house. No one was home at the time, and there were no injuries reported in the blaze. However, one cat was killed. Two other cats in the home survived the blaze. Wakefield Fire responded to 49 Chestnut Street around 12:15 p.m. for a report of heavy smoke showing from the first floor of the home. Three Wakefield engines and a Melrose engine responded. The flames were knocked down by about 12:35, said Chief Michael Sullivan of the Wakefield Fire Department. A next door neighbor was the first to spot heavy smoke coming out of a laundry vent in the …
Monday, August 8, 2011
The one-alarm fire on Sunday at 17 Gladstone Street sent one man to the hospital and caused extensive damage to the home's garage.
A garage on Gladstone Street went up into flames on Sunday evening, sending the homeowner to the hospital with bad burns and causing extensive damage to the home's garage. The Wakefield Fire Department responded to 17 Gladstone Street at 5:22 p.m. on Sunday, August 7 for a report of a working fire at the residence. The incident is still under investigation, but Acting Fire Chief Joseph Riley said the cause of the fire was accidental; the homeowner was working on a motorcycle in the garage when an electical cord lighted some gasoline. "The fire was confined to that area, but the rest of the house experienced some smoke damage," he said. The owner of the home was transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for bad burns on his arms and was …