Boat gutted by fire in Falmouth; Fatal crash knocks out power; Two bicyclists hit by truck are seriously injured

Cabin cruiser gutted by fire at Falmouth marina
FALMOUTH - A large cabin cruiser was gutted by fire at the Fiddler's Cove Marina in North Falmouth this afternoon. Firefighters could see heavy smoke from Teaticket Highway as they approached the scene around 1:00 PM. Everyone apparently escaped the 56-foot Grateful Daze evacuated safely and no injuries were reported. Firefighters had to run long lines down the pier to reach the boat. The Falmouth Harbormaster's officer and the Coast Guard assisted at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Posted on 9/04 at 4:00 PM; updated on 9/07 at 5:00 PM.

Fatal crash knocks out power
- Police are trying to determine if a driver had a heart attack before or after his Ford pickup struck a utility pole in Yarmouth around 8:30 AM. Our reporter tells us as he arrived at the crash scene on East Main Street by Baker Square on the Hyannis line there was a tremendous explosion from the transformer on the pole. Rescuers found the driver 51-year old Jose Carlos DaSilva in cardiac arrest. He was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital were he was pronounced dead. Power was knocked out in the area for about 40 minutes and traffic was rerouted until NStar could finish repairs around 5 PM. Yarmouth Police are investigating the crash. Posted on 9/04 at 12:00 PM. Photo courtesy of R. Copley.

Two bicyclists seriously injured after being hit by pickup
- Two bicyclists were seriously injured when they were struck by a pickup truck in Centerville about 8:30 AM. It happened on Old Stage Road near White Oak Trail. This photo from the scene appears to show the bicyclists were wearing helmets at the time. The woman driving the truck stayed at the scene. No charges have been filed against her as Barnstable Police continue to investigate. Update: police say it appears the pickup hit 54-year old Paul Graveline from behind. The impact pushed him into his wife Katherine who was riding along with him. Mr. Graveline was later transferred to Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston where he was reported in good condition. Mrs. Graveline was treated and later released from Cape Cod Hospital. Posted on 9/04 4:00 PM; updated on 9/07 at 5:00 PM. Photo courtesy of Frank Paparo/NEVN.

An independent news service covering the Cape & Islands.
No part of this blog may be reproduced in any form without the express consent of the editor.

CapeCodFD             Cape Cod FD's Live Scanner               Cape Cod Live WEBCAMS
Looking for an old story? Use our archive service     Cape court reports (CCT)
Ptown fireworks forum       
Cape Cod Today forecast       Tide Info       Live radar welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on