Landmark restaurant blaze in Bourne
CWN team coverage by R. Copley and AAP
Fire destroyed the landmark Mezza Luna restaurant in Buzzards Bay.
BOURNE - A late afternoon fire at a popular Buzzards Bay restaurant kept firefighters from Bourne and several other upper Cape departments busy. The fire, initially reported at about 3:40 p.m. Saturday at the landmark Mezza Luna restaurant on Main Street, apparently started in the building's attic.
Fire companies first on the scene reported heavy smoke showing and immediately requested a working fire assignment bringing in an Onset ladder truck for assistance.
The fire spread through the attic toward the rear of the restaurant and while firefighters were attempting to ventilate the rear roof apparently came from the back of the dinning area and through the front windows out toward Main Street. The eerie sound of fire engine air horns began sounding the warning to have all firefighters evacuate the building due to unsafe conditions. Five alarms brought in fire companies from several surrounding town. The fire progressed to render the building a total loss. Damage is estimated at $1.5 million. Three firefighters were treated for minor injuries. Mass State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan announced Monday the cause of the fire was a short in an electrical outlet, adding the fire spread quickly in the balloon construction.
CWN's R. Copley along with our friend AAP, and readers Scott Smith and Nelson Brace caught the firefight as it progressed. Click here for an exclusive slide show of the fire.
Read the story in today's BostonGlobe here.
House fire in Brewster
Firefighters vent the roof of a house in Brewster.
BREWSTER - A stubborn blaze was extinguished by Brewster and Harwich firefighters at the corner of Route 137 and Greenland Pond Drive Saturday about 5 p.m.
Here firefighters from both communities vent the roof of the single family home.
Route 137 was closed to all traffic for one hour until the blaze was out.
(Story and photos by Jake O'Callaghan).
CWN Storm team coverage: overnight squalls bring trees, wires down
FALMOUTH - A strong cold front moved through overnight dumping about an inch of rain. Winds gusting over 30 MPH brought down trees and wires in Falmouth including some large branches along Route 28. Scattered power outages were reported and NStar crews were called out to repair them.
Man arrested after reported break-in
CENTERVILLE - A Centerville woman was shocked to come out of her bathroom and see a man standing in the hallway of her home on Shoot Flying Hill Road about 6:30 p.m. Friday. The man fled after the woman screamed. Barnstable Police used a K-9 dog to track down 39-year-old Christopher Baker of Hyannis. He had allegedly taken some towels from the residence and was charged with unarmed burglary and larceny.