Fire damages Sandwich house; Construction mishap cuts power to Orleans shopping plaza; Route 6 crash traps teen driver, stalls commute

Fire damages Sandwich house
SANDWICH - Fire damaged a Sandwich home Wednesday evening. Firefighters found one room of the house at 7 Deacon's Path ablaze when they arrived around 7:40 PM. No one was injured and the fire was quickly knocked down.  There was some smoke damage in other parts of the house. Fire officials believe a woodpile placed too close to a wood stove ignited. Mutual aid from Bourne and the Otis base covered Sandwich stations. Posted on 12/06 at 9:00 PM; updated on 12/07 at 6:00 AM.

Construction mishap cuts power to Orleans shopping plaza
ORLEANS - Contractors working on the new Shaw's supermarket accidently snagged underground electical cables today. The resulting surge blew out a transformer sparking a small fire. NStar crews had to cut power to the entire Skaket Corners Plaza to make repairs. The outage forced other businesses in the shopping center to close losing a day's profit during the crucial Christmas season. Posted on 12/06 at 2:00 PM. 

Route 6 crash traps teen driver, stalls commute
- A crash on the Mid-Cape Highway left the driver trapped and the morning commute off Cape jammed up. The crash happened just after 7:30 AM on the westbound side about a 1/2 mile past exit 7. Reports say a single vehicle rolled over on an embankment. The driver reportedly was able to call 911 on her cellphone for help. Fire and rescue crews had to stabilize the vehicle and were then able extricate the driver in about 15 minutes. The 16-year old female driver was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. State Police are investigating the crash. Posted on 12/06 at 7:55 AM; updated on 12/06 at 1:45 PM. 

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