Wellfleet fire; Police seek hit & run driver

Tenants lucky to escape Wellfleet fire
No working smoke or CO alarms in residence
WELLFLEET - Four people are lucky to have survived a fire in Wellfleet. The fire on Starrett Lane was reported about 6 AM and had been extinguished when firefighters arrived. Firefighters had to clear heavy smoke from the residence. The four occupants were treated for smoke inhalation and one woman was taken to Cape Cod Hospital for further treatment. Wellfleet Fire Chief Daniel Silverman tells Cape Wide News it appears combustible materials placed on top of a gas heater apparently ignited. The residents apparently thought the heater was not on but a thermostat may have activated because of the cool weather. The chief adds the four are lucky to have awoken given there were no smoke or carbon monoxide alarms present as required by law, something officials will be investigating with the landlord. Posted on 8/28 at 11:00 AM.

Child struck by car in Dennis
DENNIS - A five year old girl was injured after being hit by a car on Main Street in Dennisport about 2 PM Sunday. The girl from Salem, NH was taken to CCH and then driven to Children's Hospital in Boston as a precaution. The driver 25-year old Holly Hill of Ashland has not been cited as the investigation continues. Posted on 8/28 at 11:30 PM.

Fishing boat sinks in Provincetown harbor
PROVINCETOWN - A fishing boat tied to a mooring off the Coast Guard pier sank Friday evening. No one was apparently on board the Maximus when it went down. The vessel was later salvaged according to the Times. It's not clear what caused the boat to go down. There was Weather and sea conditions were fair at the time. Posted on 8/28 at 11:30 PM.

Woman, dog injured in hit and run
- Police are asking for the public's help in locating a hit & run driver who left a woman and dog injured in Falmouth. The woman and her dog were struck on Main Street shortly before 7:30 AM Saturday. The vehicle is described only as dark colored possibly Toyota which suffered right front headlight damage. The woman identified only as Wendy Nelson was taken to Falmouth Hospital where she was listed in stable condition. Her dog was treated by a veterinarian. Anyone with information is asked to contact Falmouth Police at (508) 457-2527. Posted on 8/27 at 3:00 PM.

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