Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Fire on Canton Ave. quickly escalated from two-alarm to three-alarm in a matter of minutes.
Updated, 7:46pm: Rear of the house just collapsed. Heavy fire conditions. Firefighters lost the water. Public safety officials are conducting a roll call to make sure all firefighters got out of the building. Updated, 7:43 pm: All firefighters were ordered out of 1466 Canton AVe. in Milton. There is the potential for the building to collapse, according to unconfirmed public safety reports. Milton firefighters are currently on the scene of a three-alarm blaze at 1466 Canton Ave. The heavy fire is already through the roof of the ranch-style house. The fire was called in around 6:20pm, within minutes it was a three-alarm fire. Boston firefighters are also on the scene. According to unconfirmed scanner reports, the house is located at the …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Milton Fire Chief Jack Grant estimates 589 Adams Street sustained $300,000 in damage after a three-alarm fire, Thursday.
The Milton Fire Department has completed its investigation into the three-alarm blaze that caused severe damage to a two-story home at 589 Adams Street on Thursday, March 8. Fire Chief Jack Grant estimated on Friday that the home sustained about $300,000 in damage after the fire that eventually collapsed the roof. Two residents, one who is in a wheelchair, were home when the fire started around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Grant. The residents were able to escape the home, uninjured. Fire investigators were on the scene Thursday and Friday morning. “They did an investigation and were able to locate the point of origin,” said Grant, who added the fire started in the stairwell between the second floor and the attic. Grant said the exact…
Images from the three-alarm fire at 589 Adams Street on Thursday.
No one was injured when flames ripped through the home at 589 Adams Street in Milton on Thursday, March 8. The fire, which collapsed the home's roof, struck a strong third alarm, according to Fire Chief Jack Grant.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
A residential fire at 589 Adams Street struck three alarms on Thursday.
Firefighters from Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Boston and Canton were on the scene of a three-alarm fire at 589 Adams Street on Thursday, March 8. The blaze, which collapsed the roof, started after 11 a.m. Milton Fire Chief Jack Grant said fire crews searched the home upon arrival after reports that residents were inside. After finding no one, the MFD received additional reports that the residents were outside. The investigation will reveal if anyone was home when the fire started, Grant said. No residents or firefighters were injured in the incident. While no cause is available at this time, Grant said the fire appears to have started in the rear of the home on the second floor. "Our biggest issues was we couldn't gain access to the third …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The Milton Fire Department was on the scene of a chimney fire at 40 Dean Road on Wednesday evening.
A chimney fire at 40 Dean Road on Wednesday night reached a second alarm after an unfounded report of heavy fire on the roof, according to Milton Fire Chief Jack Grant. Reports of a fire on Dean Road came in at 7:01 p.m. on January 25. The couple, who owns the house, were home at the time and evacuated after smoke backed into the living room. No one was injured. “[The fire] was contained to the chimney,” said Grant on Thursday. After the reports came in of heavy, visible flames, the Milton Fire Department called for additional aid, which came from engines that had just cleared an accident on the expressway. “Realistically, it didn’t need to go to a second alarm,” Grant said.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Milton Hospital received a suspicious package on December 12 that is connected to a current investigation into an MBTA Transit Police Officer.
A dead rat was mailed to Milton Hospital on Monday, December 12, triggering a response by both Milton Police and Milton Fire Department that was initially treated as a “bio-hazard situation." The workers in the receiving department of Milton Hospital became concerned when they began to open a UPS package that listed the hospital's 199 Reedsdale Road address on the return label. After smelling a foul odor coming from the box, a staff member stopped trying to open the package and called Milton Police and Fire. “We were called at 10:42 a.m. and Engine 1 responded,” said Milton Fire Chief Jack Grant. “Lieutenant Brad Ellis was in command of the engine." “The package was scanned with a thermal imaging camera and was found to not be omitting …
Sunday, December 18, 2011
The risk of home fires increase during the winter months. The Milton Fire Department is offering tips to prevent fires this winter.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, December 18, 2011
The winter season brings the highest number of home fires, more than any other time of year. Home fires increase in part due to cooking and heating. Winter storms can also interrupt electrical service and cause people to turn to alternative and many times unsafe methods of keeping warm which often increases the risk of fire in the winter months. The holiday season brings additional fire risks. The following safety tips are offered to prevent winter home fires: The Milton Fire Department wishes all citizens and very safe and happy holiday season. The above release was provided by Milton Fire Prevention Officer Lt. Brian Doherty.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Some students were moved out of North Hall on Sunday night after an electrical fire started in a second floor bathroom.
The Milton Fire Department responded to a working fire in a Curry College residence hall on Sunday night, after an electrical issue sparked a blaze in a second floor bathroom. “It was a small amount of fire and they knocked it down fairly quickly,” said Fire Chief Jack Grant of the October 30th fire in North Hall. Milton Fire Engine 4 responded to the alarm around 10 p.m. and was assisted by Milton Engine 1 and Milton Ladder 1. The building was evacuated due to smoke and some water damage. Some students were moved out of the building for the night, Grant said. He believes the college planned to move those students back in by Monday evening. No injuries were reported during the incident.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Milton's Fire Prevention Officer on fire safety
October 9-15 is Fire Prevention Week. Columnist Julie Fay spoke with Lieutenant Brian Doherty, Fire Prevention Officer for the Milton Fire Department, about fire prevention in Milton and saving lives before a fire starts. How long have you been in this position? I started as the Fire Prevention Officer about 18 months ago, and have been a firefighter for more than 30 years. What does the Fire Prevention Officer do? There are a lot of different things that have been done over the years. A huge part is making sure all the public buildings have up-to-date fire alarm systems with smoke detectors, pull stations and heat detectors. All public buildings in Milton are protected, and those systems are tested at least four times a year. I also …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Most members of the Milton Fire Department traveled to New York City after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 to attend line-of-duty funerals per the request of the FDNY.
The Brooklyn firehouse was crowded on a late fall morning in 2001 as the outgoing crew cooked and the incoming group joined them for breakfast. About eight firefighters from 220 miles way were offered to stay for the meal, but rather than intrude, tried to slip out. The out-of-town firefighters had made good time on their travel that morning so they stopped at the fire station to change their clothes before attending yet another line-of-duty funeral after the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. “What? Aren’t we good enough to have breakfast with?” an unknown firefighter from New York asked the group of strangers from Milton. The sarcastic jab was enough to show the Massachusetts men that the offer wasn’t out of …