Surfer found safe; Boy struck by car in Mashpee; Yarmouth blaze, Eastham fire; Storm update & photos

Surfer found safe in Orleans
- A surfer's paradise nearly became a surfer's nightmare in Orleans after an empty surfboard was observed washing up on Nauset Beach in Orleans shortly before 3 p.m. Large waves from the storm had attracted a number of surfers to the area. Rescuers rushed to the scene but fortunately the missing surfer was located a short time later coming out of the water. He was checked by EMTs but declined to go to the hospital.

Child seriously injured after struck by vehicle in Mashpee
- A child was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital after being struck by a car. Reports say the 12-year old boy was seriously injured after being struck on Hoop Hole Road in Mashpee around 1:15 p.m.

Blaze guts Yarmouth house

Flames shoot out of a house on Tee Way in Yarmouth
YARMOUTH - A raging fire destroyed a house in South Yarmouth Sunday. Firefighters were called to 38 Tee Way about noon and could see the smoke in the sky even before getting on scene. They were forced to take a defensive stand from the outside.

The lone occupant escaped the home safely. Officials believe ashes from a fireplace that was used for heat after the power went out in the storm and were left on a deck may have ignited the fire.

(Photos by R. Copley).

Fire heavily damages Eastham building
- Several towns were called to a two-alarm fire in Eastham around 5 a.m. Sunday. The cottage style building was located at 70 Old County Road off Route 6 on the Orleans town line. Flames were through the roof when firefighters arrived. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Further details were not immediately available.

Many still without power after Noel the nor'easter blows through

A tree came down on a house on Santucket Road in West Dennis. Below more trees down in Dennis.  Kevin Morley.
CAPE COD - NStar is continuing to work to restore power after Noel the nor'easter blew through Saturday. As of late Sunday morning 15,000 customers were still reported in the dark. NStar hopes to have all the large outages fixed before the end of the day but individual outages may take a couple of days to get to.

This as the drone of chainsaws (right) can be heard in many neighborhoods as fallen trees are cleared. Remember to always assume downed wires are live and stay clear!

(Photo by AAP).

     More trees down in Dennis. Kevin Morley.

Scenes like this one on Clay Pond Road in Bourne are why power is still out in many areas.  Photo by AAP.

  More trees down on railroad tracks, and on cars on School Street in Sandwich.  AAP.

The First Baptist Church on Barlows Landing Road in the Pocasset section of Bourne narrowly avoided damage as huge stately tree in the church's front yard was destroyed during the storm. Either the wind direction or Divine Intervention caused the tree to fall away from the church!  AAP.

     The IHOP restaurant in Hyannis suffered extensive roof damage.  Frank Paparo

     A tree narrowly missed a building at the Wequassett Resort in Chatham.  Courtesy of Gillian Richmond

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