Hooters fire, COMM fire, harwich power failure; fatal moped crash on Vineyard

Updated on 7/03 at 10:00 PM
Fire causes evacuation of Hooters in Hyannis
hootersHYANNIS – A fire that apparently started in an air conditioning unit forced the evacuation of the Hooters Restaurant on Main Street in Hyannis around 7:30 PM.

The 102-foot ladder of Hyannis Fire Dept. Tower 1 stretched above the the roof of the building carrying firefighters who were investigating in response to the alarm and reports of smoke and an electric burning smell. Last night, the Hooters general manager confirmed the eatery was closed for the night but was expected to reopen today after the faulty air conditioner was repaired. 

Firefighters responded and found smoke coming out of the ceiling. Damage was described as minimal and no injuries were reported. Further details were not immediately available.  Photo courtesy of Frank Paparo/NEVN

Fire breaks out at family’s new home
Centerville FireCENTERVILLE – A Centerville family got quite a surprise when they were moving into their new home at 180 Ebenezer Road around 5:20 PM. According to reports from the scene they turned on a circuit breaker which apparently caused sparks that caught some insulation on fire in the attic.

Firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire and prevent any significant damage. No one was injured.  Photo courtesy of Frank Paparo/NEVN

Equipment failure darkens, heats up Harwich
HARWICH – A malfunctioning transformer knocked out power and air conditioning to about 1100 customers mostly in West Harwich this afternoon-one of the busiest days of the year. NStar crews worked as quickly as possible to switch around the problem and restore power as soon as possible.

Woman killed, man seriously injured in moped crash
WEST TISBURY – A New York woman was killed, her companion seriously injured when their moped struck a utility pole in West Tisbury Sunday. The crash happened around 2:30 on Edgartown-West Tisbury Road near Deep Bottom Pond. 41-year old Zelijka Matutinovic died at Marthas Vineyard Hospital. Her passenger 46-year old Josko Silobrcic of Swampscott was airlifted to Mass General Hospital in Boston. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash or seen the two earlier to call them at (508) 693-0020.

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