2 die in Onset fire, Barnstable Hit & Run, and 3 car crashes

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21st, 2006
DOUBLE FATAL FIRE ONSET
Onset fire ONSET (Wareham)
– Two people were found dead early Tuesday morning in a Wareham home, after firefighters put out a fire there. The couple has not been identified, but officials say it was an older couple who had lived in the house for some time. (Click image on right or here to see CBS4 video of fire.)

Firefighters were called to the home at 28 Cohassett Road in the Onset section shortly after midnight, after neighbors said they heard cries for help.When firefighters arrived, they could not get into the house because of the flames and heavy smoke.

Once they knocked down the fire, they went inside and found the bodies of a man and woman in the front room of the home. There's no word yet on how the fire started.

An engine from Bourne assisted at the fire scene while a second Bourne engine covered the Onset station.   See video of fire on CBS4 HERE.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19th, 2006
BARNSTABLE POLICE SEEK HIT & RUN DRIVER
MARSTONS MILLS –
Barnstable Police are looking for the driver who struck a pedestrian on Lovells Road near Route 149 shortly before 6 PM and then fled the scene. The crash happened yards away from the scene of another serious crash earlier this morning (see related story below). The victim was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with what are believed to be non life-threatening injuries. The vehicle is described only as a white pickup at this time. If you have any information you are asked to contact Barnstable Police.

 QUICK WORK BY FIRE-FIGHTERS SAVES HOUSE
OSTERVILLE –
An alarm system and quick work by Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills firefighters saved an Osterville house from major damage when a small fire broke out in the basement around 4:45 AM. No one was home at the time and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

FIRE DAMAGES HARWICH HOUSE
HARWICH –
A fire caused extensive damage to a home at 38 Periwinkle Way in Harwich about 4 AM. A fire in the fireplace apparently extended up a wall into the attic. All of the occupants made it out safely. Firefighters had to battle frigid 14 degree temperatures and gusty winds which created sub zero wind chills while trying to control the fire. Mutual aid from Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham and Orleans responded to the scene or to cover empty fire stations. The Red Cross is providing temporary shelter for the displaced residents.

DRIVER EXTRICATED, AIRLIFTED AFTER CRASH
MARSTONS MILLS –
Barnstable Police are investigating a serious crash in Marstons Mills early Sunday morning. The crash happened shortly after 1 AM on Route 149 near the intersection of Lovells Road when the vehicle struck a tree. It took firefighters using the Jaws of Life about 30 minutes to free the male driver who was then taken to the Marstons Mills Elementary School and Medflighted to a Boston Medical Center with serious injuries. Further details were not immediately available.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18th, 2006
PERSON SERIOUSLY INJURED IN DENNIS CRASH
DENNIS –
One person was seriously injured in a crash on Route 6A in Dennis about 8:45 PM. The victim had to be extricated from the wreckage. Rescuers were considering airlifting the victim at press time. The crash is under investigation by Dennis Police. Further details were not immediately available. Also in Dennis a driver escaped serious injury after a roll over crash at the intersection of Center Street and Hydaway Lane about 10:30 PM. 

VICTIM BADLY BURNED IN DENNIS HOUSE FIRE
DENNIS –
One person suffered serious burns in house fire in West Dennis about 7:15 AM this morning. Flames were pouring out of the building at 191 School Street when firefighters arrived. One person was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital with serious burns suffered in the blaze. A Medflight helicopter was reportedly on standby to airlift the victim to a Boston burn center. Firefighters had to battle some of the coldest temperatures so far this winter which caused ice to form everywhere. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

DRIVER HOSPITALIZED AFTER HARWICH CRASH
HARWICH –
One person was taken to Cape Cod Hospital following a crash in West Harwich about 8:15 AM. The crash happened on Route 28 at the intersection of Depot Road. The driver’s condition was not immediately known. The crash is under investigation by Harwich Police. Further details were not immediately available.

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