Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The following is from the Mansfield Fire Department.
May 6 11:55 a.m. Caller reported a small mulch fire on North Main Street. Mansfield Fire extinguished the fire. May 7 11:50 a.m. Mansfield Fire responded to a call reporting a small brush fire at the Route 95 North rest station. May 8 9:29 a.m. Mansfield Fire responded to a call reporting an outside fire on Elm Street. Fire was found to be a legal burn by a neighbor. May 9 12:05 a.m. Caller reported a motor vehicle collision on Route 95 South. Two patients were extracted from the vehicle. Both victims were transported to Rhode Island Hospital. May 11 1:44 p.m. Caller reported a motor vehicle collision on Route 495 North. One vehicle reported over the guardrail. No serious injuries were reported.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The following is from the Mansfield Fire and EMS Log.
April 15 6:53 p.m. - A fire response was requested for a suspicious package on the back stairway of a home on Fuller Pl. April 17 12:57 p.m. - Mansfield fire extinguished a small brush fire located in a compost pile on Stearns Ave. April 18 12:10 p.m. - A brush fire in the backyard of a York Rd. home was put out by Mansfield fire. April 19 11:22 a.m. - A report of a suspicious package in a mailbox on Erick Rd. was investigated. After the area was condoned off and investigated, the incident was reported unfounded. April 20 9:44 a.m. - Mansfield fire responded to a rollover on the 95 South ramp to Route 495 North. One person was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital
Saturday, April 20, 2013
A look at the top stories around Mansfield.
Family of Mansfield Marathon Runner Fortunate to Escape Injury If Marsha Whitman was a few minutes slower or if her family stayed in the stands, the Mansfield resident’s day at the Boston Marathon could of been a lot more tragic. Crossing the finish line with a time of 3:46:42 at 3:32 p.m., Whitman was able to finish the race about 18 minutes before the first explosion went off near the finish line on Boylston St. She was the 13,015th person to cross the line and only a little more than 4,500 runner make it to the finish line after her. Shortly after completing the marathon, Whitman was leaving the athletes' area to regroup with her family in the family meeting area on St. James Ave. when the explosions began to go off behind her. “When …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Early this morning, Mansfield fire responded to a small explosion in a building on Forbes Blvd.
Early this morning, Mansfield Fire responded to a small explosion in a building located in the Cabot Business Park. At 5:50 a.m., Mansfield FD received a report of an explosion at Smith and Nephew on Forbes Blvd. that resulted in an evacuation of the 50-60 employees inside the building at the time and a small fire. According to Fire Chief Neil Boldrighini, the cause is still under investigation but the fire is believed to have resulted from a malfunctioning piece of equipment. Firefighter were able to put out the flames located near the center of the building about 10-15 minutes after arriving on the scene, despite having to rush through a large building with a hose and no windows. "This is a multi-acre building, that's a large scale," …
Friday, April 12, 2013
A small electrical fire early Thursday morning was extinguished by Mansfield FD.
Early Thursday morning, 100 residents of the Village at Willow Crossing Assisted Living center at 25 Cobb St. were evacuated due to a motor fire. According to Mansfield fire, at approximately 4:34 a.m., there was a report of smoke coming out of the Harbor unit at the assisted living center center. Responding with Mansfield were firefighters and trucks from both Norton and Foxborough. After investigating the cause, it was discovered that the fire was the result of an electrical motor fire in a heating and A/C unit within the building. After the fire was put out, all evacuated residents were allowed to return to their rooms. There were no reported injuries.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Mike McLaughlin was sworn in as a Mansfield fire fighter in a ceremony during the April 3 meeting of the Mansfield Board of Selectmen.
The swearing-in ceremonies in town continued last night at the selectmen meeting when Mike McLaughlin was sworn in as the town's newest firefighter. A third generation firefighter and lifelong resident of Mansfield, McLaughlin attended Mass. Maritime Academy and ran his own business on Cape Cod before returning to Mansfield to become a firefighter. "We're looking at someone who's tied to our community, somebody who has roots in our community, and somebody who understand what service to our community is really about," Fire Chief Neil Boldrighini said of McLaughlin. Before the ceremony, McLaughlin took part in his first big fire when Mansfield responded to a kitchen and attic fire on Stearns Avenue earlier in the day.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The following is from the Mansfield Fire and EMS Log
March 19 2:39 p.m. - Mansfield fire responded to a report of a car fire on Bonney Lane. While there was no fire, there was a vehicle stuck on a large rock that was removed. March 21 9:09 a.m - One person was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital after suffering injuries in a car accident at the intersection of Forbes Blvd. and Cabot Blvd. The jaws of life were needed to get the person out of the vehicle. March 23 3:04 a.m. - Mansfield fire assisted in cleaning up a two gallon oil spill on Copeland Dr.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A fire in the Rumford Square apartments was put out by Mansfield fire early Monday morning.
Early Monday morning, Mansfield fire responded to the third fire in town since Saturday when a small fire broke out in an apartment. At approximately 2:53 a.m., the Mansfield FD received a report of smoke coming out of the second floor of the Rumford Square Apartments on Old Colony Way. The fire, which was in a garbage basket inside an apartment, was quickly put out by firefighters with an extinguisher. The cause of the fire was ruled accidental and there were no injuries. It's been a busy few days for the Mansfield Fire Department. On Saturday, there were two fires within 12 hours of each other. The first one was an early morning 2-alarm fire on Highland Avenue that was believed to have started from candles that were lit in a bedroom due …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
A look at what is happening around Mansfield this weekend.
1. This Weekend's Forecast From the National Weather Service 2. Boy Scout Troop 17 Pasta Dinner Boy Scout Troop 17 of Mansfield invites the public to a Spaghetti Dinner on March 23, 2013, at the Congregational Church, 17 West St. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by a showing of “Follow Me, Boys”, the 1966 movie starring Fred McMurray as a scoutmaster in the 1930’s. Dinner and movie price: $10/adults, $5/seniors or children 12 and under; $30 maximum per family. Please look through your attics, picture albums, etc for any scouting memorabilia you might have. We would like to photograph, scan or borrow anything they have for inclusion in a mini-museum at the 90th Anniversary Celebration on June 1st. For reservations, …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The following is from the Mansfield Fire and EMS Log.
March 12 8:52 a.m. - Mansfield fire responded to a report concerning the smell of natural gas in the hallway by the basement at the Roland Green School. The building was soon evacuated. All reports showed low readings for gas and the building was deemed safe to reoccupied. 3:46 p.m. - A medical transport was refused for a man with glass in his eye on Chauncy St. 5:49 p.m. - Mansfield fire responded to a motor vehicle accident along with Foxboro fire at Route 495 South/Route 95 South. A patient refused a medical transport. March 14 8:54 a.m. - Two cars were involved in a motor vehicle accident on Oxford Rd./Forbes Blvd. Three transports to Sturdy Memorial Hospital were needed. March 15 1:38 a.m. - A woman driving on the Route 95 …