Firefighter injured battling Dennis blaze; CG aids boat off Ptown; Sandwich crashes; Verdict watch continues; Harwich pedestrian struck; storm coming

Firefighter injured battling blaze at Dennis art gallery

Flames shoot through the roof of an art gallery on Route 6A in Dennis                               Ryan Somerfield
DENNIS - Firefighters from several towns were called to battling a raging fire at the Colonial Art Gallery at 593 Route 6A (Main Street). A police officer spotted the fire in the large barn style building about 10:35 PM. Two alarms brought in mutual aid from Yarmouth, Harwich and Brewster. The building was unoccupied at the time and firefighters went to a defensive attack. The roof collapsed at the height of the fire. Several ambulances were called to the scene after reports a firefighter was injured however we are told he suffered a knee injury and is expected to be fine. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Posted on 11/07 at 11:30 PM; updated on 11/08 at 4:30 PM. 

Coast Guard aids boater off Provincetown
PROVINCETOWN
- A patrol boat from Coast Guard Station Provincetown was called to aid a 53-foot fishing vessel off Race Point. The captain reported he was taking on water off Race Point shortly before midnight. The crew of two was able to get a pump going to keep up with the water. Further details were not immediately available. Posted on 11/08 at 12:30 AM.

Several injured in Sandwich crash
SANDWICH
- Several people were injured, one seriously in a crash on Route 6 in Sandwich Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened around 2:30 PM on the eastbound side before Exit 4 when a pickup truck headed west crossed over into eastbound traffic and struck a car head on. Police believe the pickup truck driver Daniel Hogan of Brockton passed out after reportedly choking on a piece of candy. Hogan and the driver of the car were taken to CCH as was a passenger in the car who was seriously injured.  State Police are investigating the crash as well as another crash early Wednesday morning also in Sandwich. A car headed east near exit 2 on Route 6 flipped over the guardrail into the median. The driver escaped injury. Further details were not immediately available. Posted on 11/08 at 12:30 AM; updated on 11/08 at 6:30 AM.

Verdict watch: deliberations have concluded  for Tuesday and resume Wednesday morning in the Worthington murder trial. When there's a verdict we'll bring it to you.

Pedestrian seriously injured in Harwich
HARWICH
- A woman suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Harwich about 11:30 AM this morning. Rescuers rushed to the scene and are seen here treating 83-year old Bernice Gilbertson of Harwich at the scene on Route 28 in Harwichport center by the Hot Stove Saloon. A Medflight helicopter was requested but could not respond so the victim was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital and then later driven to Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. The driver 81-year old Duncan Edes also of Harwich stayed at the scene. The road was closed for about an hour while police reconstructed the crash. No charges have been filed as the investigation continues. Posted on 11/07 at 4:30 PM; updated on 11/08 at 6:30 AM. Photo courtesy of Jake O'Callaghan.

CWN Weather statement: a potent storm will move up the coast and spread rain into the area beginning overnight. Rain wil continue Wednesday and may be heavy at times with a freshening southeast wind into Wednesday night. Check the latest forecast in the Cape Cod Today weather center.

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