Fire interrupts dinner at Ptown restaurant; Fire at Dunks in Centerville; Truro fire; Truck crash spills chemicals

Dinner interrupted by fire at Ptown restaurant

Employees and patrons of Devon's Restaurant wait outside while officials make sure a stove fire is out.
PROVINCETOWN - Dinner was interrupted at a Provincetown restaurant after a fire broke out in the kitchen.

Employees at Devon's Restaurant at 401 1/2 Commercial Street had the apparent grease fire knocked down with an extinguisher when firefighters arrived about 6:45 PM.

Patrons were evacuated while smoke was cleared. The restaurant closed down for the night to make repairs but plans to reopen Friday.
Photos by Tim Caldwell.

Fire at Dunkin' Donuts in Centerville

Firefighters and police responded to the Dunkin' Donuts in Centerville after a small fire broke out.
CENTERVILLE - At 5 pm the Centerville, Osterville, Marstons Mills (COMM) fire got a call that there was a fire in the cooking area of the Dunkin' Donuts in the Centerville Plaza at 1680 Route 28. The staff and patrons and the stores on both sides were evacuated as the area had filled with light smoke. The area was blocked off and the COMM ladder and its members went to work putting out the fire in the cooking and preparation area. COMM fire then vented the store. Crews were on the scene for about an hour. At right a firefighter exits the store. Note the smoke ejector in the left doorway. Story and photos by Frank Paparo.

Fire damages Truro duplex

A crew headed by F/F David Gonsalves sprays foam  to douse hot spots at a fire in Truro Thursday.
- A fire caused extensive damage to one end of a large duplex in Truro late Thursday morning. A "working fire" assignment brought mutual aid from Provincetown and Wellfleet to 124 Shore Road (Route 6A) around 11 a.m. An engine from Eastham covered the Truro station. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but was probably a carelessly discarded cigarette according to Truro Fire Chief E. Thomas "Punchy" Prada. Several fire trucks lined Shore Road and hoses running from a hydrant forced the closure of the road for about an hour. Photos by Tim Caldwell.

Harwich teen killed in CT ATV crash
- An ATV crash killed a 16-year old from Harwich. The Times reports Justin Ramshur was killed when the ATV he was operating  struck several trees in Woodstock, CT. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Ptown jewelry store robbed
- A pair of thieves made off with about $10,000 of jewelry from a Provincetown store Sunday. A man distracted the owner of Remembrances of Things Past at 376 Commercial Street while a female reportedly removed a tray of high end antique rings from an unlocked case. Provincetown Police issued a description of the two, a male about 6 foot 3 wearing a white t-shirt and a female accomplice about 5 foot 2 with a visor cap folded back. Investigators dusted the store for fingerprints. Store owner Nini Lyons has operated the store since 1969 and says this is the first trouble she has ever had. Editors note: the Provincetown Banner contributed to this report. 

Truck crash spills chemicals

A line painting truck crashed into a ditch spilling chemicals in Yarmouth.
YARMOUTH  - Just after 6 this morning, a line painting support truck, loaded with various paints, went off the road on Buck Island Road in West Yarmouth.

Police and fire department personal called for state environment officials to evaluate the situation so cleanup could start.

The driver was not injured, but a passenger was taken to CCH with non-life threatening injuries. Yarmouth police are reportedly investigating if the driver may have fallen asleep.
(Photos by R. Copley) 

Fire damages Hyannis porch
- A fire damaged a porch on a building at 56 Barnstable Road about 3:50 a.m., according to the Hyannis Fire District. The building houses the Cape & Islands Gay & Straight Youth Alliance (CIGSYA). Hyannis firefighters quickly doused the flames. A carelessly disposed cigarette is the suspected cause of the blaze. 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