Harwich fire; W. Barnstable rollover; Dennis rear-ender

Bathroom fan apparent cause of Harwich fire

Smoke wafts from a Harwich home after a bathroom fan apparently burned out.
HARWICH -  Quick work by Harwich firefighters brought this fire at 40 Cottonwood Lane under control.

A bathroom fan caught fire causing the attic to fill with smoke.

At right family members embrace outside their home relieved the structure was saved.


(Story and photos by Jake O'Callaghan).

Route 132 Rollover
barnstable132rollover1_599    Rollover on Route 132 in West Barnstable, Friday.  The driver walked away without injury.
barnstable132rollover2_250WEST BARNSTABLE - A young woman escaped without injury from this crash that happened just after noon, Friday, almost directly in front of the main entrance to Cape Cod Community College.

What appears to be smoke is rain hitting the hot exhaust on the overturned vehicle that was still running.

West Barnstable firefighters stabilized the SUV so that someone could climb in and shut off the ignition.    

(Story and photos by R. Copley) 

West Dennis Rush-hour Rear-ender
This GMC Jimmy was unable to stop in time to avoid rear-ending the car ahead.
morley101907bWEST DENNIS – A GMC Jimmy SUV rear-ended a Dodge Caravan minivan around 8 a.m. Friday morning on busy Route 28 across from the Bass River Marina. Both cars were traveling east when the minivan stopped for traffic ahead. The SUV driver was unable to brake his vehicle in time and he slammed into the rear of the Caravan.

Neither driver required medical attention.

Firefighters secured the scene and spread absorbent material on the roadway to soak up ethylene glycol and motor oil flowing towards a storm drain. Dennis police responded to handle traffic as it backed up toward the Bass River Bridge and West Dennis village. 

(Story and photos by Kevin Morley)

News briefs: Mashpee cruiser crash; Sandwich crash
- A Mashpee Police cruiser crashed about 6:30 p.m. Friday morning. The officer was taken to Falmouth Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening when his cruiser struck a tree on Lowell Road. Authorities are investigating and said Monday it appears Officer David J. Mackiewicz fell asleep at the wheel...Meanwhile in Sandwich, a truck swerving to avoid a dog wound up rolling over spilling a load of garbage on Great Hill Road in Sandwich shortly before 10:30 a.m. Friday. The driver was not seriously injured but the road was closed until the mess was cleared up.


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