This Toyota pickup truck rolled over on Great Marsh Road near Hayes Road. The driver seen in the blue tshirt escaped uninjured.
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Computer equipment causes smoke at school
BARNSTABLE - A faulty computer power backup unit created smoke in a room at the Barnstable Middle School. Firefighters were alerted by the school's alarm system around 4:30 AM Wednesday to the problem. The unit was unplugged and no damage was reported. School will be in session as usual today. (updated) In a related story guests at the Sheraton Four Points on Scudder Avenue in Hyannis were roused from their sleep for the fourth morning in a row when the fire alarm went off at the hotel You may recall on Monday morning a fire in a storage room caused $300,000 in damage. The past three morning's alarms were apparently activations triggered by malfunctions in the alarm system as the sprinkler system gets recharged after the initial fire. Officials say the alarms are only sounding in the commercial section of the hotel and not where guests are housed.
Man injured in trailer fire
MASHPEE - One man was seriously injured in a trailer fire in Mashpee. Firefighters rushed to the Lakeside Trailer Park at 300 Nathan Ellis Highway (Route 151) sometime after 4:30 PM. Reports are a coal stove may have malfunctioned. The occupant Richard Kiley reportedly suffered acute smoke inhalation. Rescuers called for a Medflight but they were tied up on other calls so Kiley was rushed to Falmouth Hospital. The fire was quickly extinguished with damage only to the stove. The exact cause is under investigation.