Live fire training exercise in Truro; Ptown smash & grab; Falmouth bakery owner provides CWN with video of smash & grab suspect; Cape's first snow?

Courage under fire

Truro firefighters at a "controlled" burn of the old Pilgrim Springs Motel.      Photos by Tim Caldwell
TRURO - Firefighters get a rare chance to practice techniques under real fire conditions. Truro Fire Chief Thomas "Punchy" Prada secured permission to burn down part of the old Pilgrim Springs Motel on Route 6. The motel is being demolished to make way for an office park.

Last week Truro firefighters set several small fires in the building to practice search and rescue as well as quick fire suppression. Sunday Provincetown firefighters joined in as the building was leveled by this raging fire.

Most of Truro has no water supply so water has to be brought by tanker from a source to a portable tank like this one where it is pumped to the scene. Provincetown's Engine 4 crew is seen here. Your editor is on far left.

Smoke from the fire could be scene from much of the lower Cape. and many motorists slowed down as they passed to get a look as the blaze many not knowing if it was real or a drill. Posted on 12/03 at 1:00 PM. Raw video from scene.

Smash & Grab in Provincetown
- Provincetown Police are investigating an overnight smash & grab at a local business. A passerby apparently noticed this broken window at the Bead Garden on Ryder Street Extension. It was not immediately known what was taken or what the value was.

Ironically this incident comes after a week where Boston TV stations covered a series of similar incidents on Newbury Street in Boston. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Provincetown Police at (508) 487-1212. Posted on 12/03 at 1:00 PM. Photo by Tim Caldwell.

Bakery owner provides CWN with video of smash & grab suspect
- As Cape Wide News first reported on Thursday Falmouth police are seeking a suspect in a smash and grab robbery at the Pie in the Sky Bakery on Water Street in the Woods Hole section of Falmouth.

According to bakery owner Erik Gura the suspect seen here smashed several of the store's cash registers. Falmouth Police ask anyone knowing this man to contact them at (508) 457-2528. Posted on 12/03 at 1:00 PM. Photo/Video provided by Erik Gura. Video 1 Video 2

CWN Weather summary: A coastal storm forming off Cape Hatteras tonight will move northeast and pass east of Cape Cod Monday. The relatively mild ocean temperatures should mean mainly rain over the Cape possibly ending as a brief period of snow. A small accumulation is possible mostly on grassy surfaces. The storm will rapidly intensify as it passes by and strong NW winds will ensue in its wake. We'll keep you posted if the forecast changes. Posted on 12/03 at 1:00 PM; updated on 12/04 at 6:00 AM. 

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