Saturday, September 29, 2012
Fire damaged an apartment early Saturday morning.
A fire in a unit at the Terrace Estates apartments early Saturday morning was contained to one room. The Peabody Fire Department got the first call at 6:06 a.m. reporting smoke in the building, according to firefighter Russ Lewis. The condominium at 57 Garden Road is within sight of Route 128 across from the North Shore Mall. When firefighters arrived, “there were some flames showing on the outside of the building,” Lewis said. The mother and daughter that live in the unit were able to get out safely. There were no injuries. The fire was contained to just one room in the unit, but Lewis said he could not yet release information about which room burned. The fire was under control in about 10 minutes and firefighters remained on scene until …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A garage fire on Paleologos Street was under control in about 45 minutes Thursday evening.
Peabody firefighters responded to a garage fire at 48 Paleologos St. on Thursday night and arrived to find the structure fully engulfed in flames. Peabody Fire Department engines raced to the call just before 6:30 p.m. and crews were still hosing down the remains of the garage at 7:20 p.m. The structure was located in the corner of a lot next to a two-story home, which also suffered some visible damage from the flames. Deputy Fire Chief Joe Daly said there were no injuries and confirmed there was a vehicle inside the garage. Daly said the homeowner appeared to have been cooking inside the garage and left the burner on. At this time, he said, the fire appears to be accidental. A truck from Mallia's Towing arrived around 7:30 p.m. to remove …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Local firefighters extinguished a small structure fire on Central Street Saturday afternoon.
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Saturday, September 22, 2012
Local firefighters made quick work of a fire that broke out in a combination laundromat-apartment building on Central Street Saturday afternoon. According to fire Capt. John Hosman, at 1:25 p.m., four of the department's engines and a ladder responded to 118 Central St. after receiving a report of a structure fire. The fire, he said, was quickly extinguished and damage to the building was minor. The building houses Regina's Laundromat and Cleaner Service and several apartments. "There was a little bit of damage to the exterior of the building along the roof line, but it was a pretty small fire" he said. The fire did not result in any injuries and the cause remains under investigation, Hosman said. Peabody Patch will be posting updates as …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Peabody recalls a popular man who loved spending time with his three children.
Since the tragic fire Friday that cost the life of Peabody Firefighter James Rice, family, friends and colleagues have remembered Rice as a humble guy who loved his family and being a firefighter. Peabody Fire Chief Steve Pasdon fought back tears talking about Rice during a press conference Friday night. “As a fire chief, I have 100 firefighters that work under me... I can say Firefighter James Rice was liked and loved by everybody. He was a very popular firefighter and also a very popular man in the community," said the chief. Rice’s brother-in-law Brian Goldsworthy told the Boston Herald that Rice was happiest when with his family and three children. He attended their soccer games and adored his kids. Rice, 42, is survived by his wife …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
An autopsy on Firefighter James Rice is being conducted to find the cause of death.
Fire investigators have ruled out arson and believe the three-alarm fire that took the life of James Rice was accidental. During a press conference Saturday that included State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan, Peabody Fire Chief Steven Pasdon and other local officials, fire officials said the fire's cause is still unknown, but it was not arson. Pasdon said investigators have not found any wiring or electrical problems that may have caused the blaze, reported The Boston Globe. Speaking outside of their destroyed apartments Friday afternoon, residents spoke of losing power shortly before the fire broke out. When a tenant went to check the circuit box, it blew up, reported residents. An autopsy on Rice is being conducted by the state Medical …
Rizzo's Roast Beef & Pizza in South Peabody will be accepting donations today on behalf of the families left homeless and without possessions from Friday's fire.
Rizzo's Roast Beef & Pizza in South Peabody will be accepting donations today on behalf of the families displaced by Friday's fire in Downtown Peabody. Reports indicate the multi-family home at 5 Hancock St. is a total loss, although that has not been confirmed by local officials yet. All told, 13 residents (six families) were left homeless and without their possessions after a three-alarm fire broke out inside the building Friday afternoon. Rizzo's will stay open from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. today to accept donations of clothes, toys, blankets, food and money for those families. Peabody Firefighter James Rice died yesterday after sustaining injuries in the blaze, and leaving behind a wife and three young children. No information has been …
Scenes from the three-alarm fire that broke out at a multi-family home on Hancock Street Friday afternoon, just two days before Christmas.
Peabody firefighters and crews from four other neighboring departments converged on a three-alarm house fire at 5 Hancock St. in Downtown Peabody Friday afternoon, just two days before Christmas. Peabody Firefighter James Rice was one of the first units inside the multi-family home, and not long after, fellow officers saw that Rice had become trapped between the first and second floors. He was quickly pulled free and brought outside, but had suffered serious injuries. Rice was immediately transported to Salem Hospital where it was later confirmed that he had died from his injuries. Thirteen residents were also left homeless by the fire. The fire is still in the early stages of investigation by local and state fire inspectors. New England …
Friday, December 23, 2011
The 10-year veteran died from injuries sustained during three-alarm blaze on Hancock Street Friday afternoon.
Firefighter Jim Rice, a 10-year veteran of the department, has died from injuries suffered while fighting the three-alarm blaze on Hancock Street on Friday afternoon. Peabody Fire Chief Steve Pasdon, speaking during a press conference late Friday afternoon, said Rice was injured between the first and second floors fighting the fire, which was reported at 1:24 p.m. Shortly after firefighters entered the building, there was a report of a firefighter down. Fire crews were able to rescue Rice from the building and he was taken to Salem Hospital where he died later from his injuries. The nature of those injuries has not been officially released yet. Pasdon, making several attempts to maintain his composure during the press conference, said …
Press conference is now planned for 5:30 p.m.
A Peabody firefighter has died from injuries suffered while fighting the three-alarm blaze on Hancock Street today, confirmed Peabody Mayor Michael Bonfanti. A press conference is now scheduled at 5:30 p.m. with more information. Check back to Peabody Patch for the latest.
Thirteen residents at 5 Hancock St. were left homeless after Friday's fire.
Firefighters from four communities extinguished a three-alarm blaze at 5 Hancock St. Friday afternoon. The first call came in about 1:30 p.m. and the fire was extinguished after 3 p.m. Fire officials struck a total of three alarms to bring aparatus from Danvers, Salem and Lynnfield. Thirteen people were left homeless. Residents of 5 Hancock St., said there was a power outage shortly before the fire. When a tenant went to check the circuit box, it blew up, reported residents. Lisa Jaber, a tenant, who is pregnant and due in two weeks, said she and her 8-year-old daughter lost everything. “There will be no Christmas this year,” she said outside of the smoldering apartment where she lived. The fire ultimately claimed one life: Peabody …