3-Alarm fire at Yarmouth cranberry bog send 31 to hospital; Dive team, rescuers search East River in Onset; Dennis Police auction this Saturday

3-Alarm fire at Yarmouth cranberry bog sends 31 firefighters to hospital for check-up


   A firefighter waits for water pressure at the scene of a 3-alarm fire in Yarmouth Friday.

Health of 31 firefighters checked after Yarmouth fire

At least 25 firefighters were taken to Cape Cod Hospital today because of concerns they may have been exposed to hazardous materials while fighting a blaze in Yarmouth, officials said.
Officials were worried that fertilizer and other chemicals may have burned, generating dangerous fumes, during the fire inside the cranberry bog utility building... Globe.

YARMOUTH - A 3-alarm fire broke out Friday morning in a storage building on the site of a cranberry bog on Knob Hill Road in Yarmouth.  

According to an unconfirmed report from the scene, thirty or more firefighters have been sent to the Cape Cod Hospital after possibly being exposed to hazardous materials while battling the blaze.

"It depends on what it is; some fertilizers get very toxic when they burn. We don't know the makeup of what was in there, so it was more of a precautionary thing." - Chris Smith, YFD.

We will update this story as more details become available.

Photo by David G. Curran.

Dive teams and rescuers search the East River in Onset

ONSET - Rescuers and dive teams are searching the East River in the Onset section of Wareham following a report of a person in the water who never surfaced. Dive teams from the Wareham, Onset and Carver Fire Departments have been on the scene for several hours Friday afternoon.

We will update this story as details become available.

Photo by David G. Curran.

Dennis Police auction this Saturday

SOUTH DENNIS - The Dennis Police Department will be holding an auction of found and unclaimed property on Saturday morning July 11, 2009 at 10 a.m. 

The auction will take place inside the Town facilities maintenance building adjacent to the former Dennis DPW building located at 30 Bob Crowell Road in South Dennis.

Some of the items being auctioned in addition to unclaimed bicycles are personal and construction tools, electronics, kayaks, luggage, jewelry and CDs.

All items maybe viewed one hour prior to the auction.

All are welcome to attend.

Release courtesy of the Dennis Police Department.

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