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Large Commercial Structure Destroyed by Fire in Mystic

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 11-28-2022

Mystic, Conn. - Firefighters spent hours fighting a massive fire in the seaport district of Mystic.

At approximately 9 pm on Sunday, November 27th, the Mystic Fire Department, along with mutual aid companies, were dispatched for reports of smoke and flames visible from Seaport Marine, in the area of 2 Washington St. As 1st alarm companies received their tones, a 2nd, and subsequent 3rd alarm, were immediate...


Fire Alarms Alert Firefighters to Kitchen Fire in Killingly Frito-Lay Facility

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 11-26-2022

Killingly, Conn. - Shortly before 9:30 pm, Saturday, November 26th, the Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications Center alerted the Dayville Fire Department, along with the Williamsville Fire Department and the Attawagun Fire Department, to a commercial fire alarm sounding at 1886 Upper Maple Street, Frito-Lay.

Upon the arrival of the first unit, crews found the large commercial building e...


Area Firefighters Battle Blaze in Unoccupied Putnam Home

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 11-22-2022

Putnam, Conn. - Firefighters were able to make quick work of a house fire Tuesday morning.

At approximately 10:45 am on Tuesday, November 22nd, a 1st alarm was struck for the East Putnam Fire Department, and their mutual aid companies, for multiple reports of a working structure fire with heavy fire showing, at 26 Liberty Highway.

Bystanders tell us they were driving by when ...


Driver Hospitalized Following Wrong-Way Crash on I-395 North in Oxford

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 11-17-2022

Oxford, Mass. - At approximately 8:30 am on Thursday, November 17th, a pickup truck entered I-395 North traveling in the opposite direction of traffic. Approximately 1/4 mile prior to Exit 7A a tractor-trailer truck was traveling in the correct direction when they were struck head-on by the Southbound vehicle.

The Massachusetts State Police were the first to receive the call and alerted Oxford dispatchers who subsequently dispatched Oxford Police, along with Ox...


Thompson Firefighters Battle Stubborn House Fire on Frigid Night

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 11-15-2022

Thompson, Conn. - As temperatures plummeted into the 20s on Monday night, November 14th, area firefighters worked for hours to extinguish a chimney fire after it extended into a home.

Shortly before 9:30 pm, the Thompson Fire Engine Company (Thompson Hill) was dispatched to 1093 Quaddick Town Farm Rd for a chimney fire. According to Thompson Fire Engine Company's Chief Matthew Grauer, the first unit on the scene was a fire officer who reported the fire had extende...


Pawtucket Motorcyclist Dies After Striking Stopped Vehicle In Killingly

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 11-14-2022

Killingly, Conn. -  At approximately 3:15 pm on Saturday, November 12th, the South Killingly Fire Department, along with the Danielson Fire Department, KB Ambulance, and a Quinebaug Valley Paramedic, were dispatched for a motor vehicle accident with a party unresponsive in the area of 1198 Providence Pike (Route 6). Due to the apparent severity of the injuries Quinebaug Valley Communications Center dispatchers initiated Dispatcher Initiated Auto Launch (DIAL) procedures ...


1 Dead, 2 Seriously Injured in Brooklyn Crash

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 11-08-2022

Brooklyn, Conn. - One individual has died, and two others have been hospitalized following a severe two-car motor vehicle accident on route 6 in Brooklyn Monday afternoon.

Just prior to 6 pm on Monday, November 7th, the Mortlake Fire Company, along with Mortlake Ambulance and the East Brooklyn Fire Department, were dispatched to the area of 245 Providence Road (Route 6) for a 2-car motor vehicle accident.

The first arriving fire officer reported one vehic...


Two Displaced in Evening House Fire in Brooklyn

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 11-02-2022

Brooklyn, Conn.- At approximately 6 pm on Wednesday, November 3rd, the Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications Center received multiple calls for a reported structure fire at 20 Fairway Drive. A 1st alarm assignment was struck for the East Brooklyn Fire Department along with their mutual aid companies.

According to East Brooklyn Fire Chief Brian Pepin, Danielson Fire Departments Engine 161 was the first due apparatus. On arrival, they had a heavy fire in an attached...


No Injuries in Thompson Vehicle Fire

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 11-02-2022

Thompson, Conn. – Shortly after 11 am on Wednesday, November 2nd, the East Thompson Volunteer Fire Department along with the Thompson Fire Engine Company (Thompson Hill) were dispatched to the Interstate 395 Northbound Exit 53 (Wilsonville Rd) on-ramp for a reported vehicle fire.

An East Thompson Fire Lieutenant was the first unit on scene and reported a fully involved pickup truck with all occupants self-extricated and un-injured. Firefighters quickly extinguis...


Webster Firefighters Quickly Knock Down House Fire

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 11-02-2022

Webster, Mass. - Webster firefighters made quick work of a residential house fire on Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 2:30 pm on Tuesday, November 1st, the Southern Worcester County Communications Center received reports of smoke coming from the residence at 3 Indian Lane.

A Webster EMS supervisor was the first unit on the scene and reported smoke coming from the second story of a two-story residence. With this report, Webster Fire Chief Brian Hickey, who was responding...


Neighbors Rescue Pets From Killingly House Fire

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 10-30-2022

Updated at 12:35 pm October 30th 2022

Killingly, Conn - At approximately 7 pm on Saturday, October 29th, the Attawaugan Fire Department, and mutual aid companies were dispatched for reports of flames coming from the roof of a dwelling at 100 Thompson Pike.

Donald Jones, who lives nearby said he was outside working on his own home when he saw the whole roof of 100 Thompson Pike "glowing orange". He immediately reported the fire through 911 and ran acr...


Major Accident Closes I-395 Northbound in Killingly

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 10-25-2022

Killingly, Conn. - At approximately 4:30 pm Tuesday, October 25th, the Dayville Fire Company was dispatched for a reported motor vehicle accident on Interstate 395 Northbound in the area of exit 41. While en route Quinebaug Valley Dispatch advised units that the occupant was entrapped with serious injuries. A KB ambulance was the first to arrive on the scene and verified the information given by the dispatcher, adding that they had a single-vehicle rollover accident in the mi...


One Seriously Injured in Single Vehicle Accident in Dayville

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 10-23-2022

Killingly, Conn. - At approximately 12 pm Sunday, October 23rd, the Dayville Fire Company was dispatched to the area of 173 Putnam Pike for a report of a motor vehicle accident. The Connecticut State Police were the first on the scene and reported a single-vehicle accident with one patient on the ground apparently ejected from their vehicle. A Lifestar medical helicopter was requested but was unavailable due to the weather. The patient was transported by ground at the Advance...


Serious Accident Closes Portion of I-395 for Hours

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 10-20-2022

Killingly, Conn.- An accident closed I-395 in both directions for over 2 hours Thursday morning.

Shortly before 9 am Thursday morning, October 20th, the South Killingly Fire Department, along with the Moosup Fire Department and KB Ambulance, were dispatched for a reported vehicle accident in the area of Exit 37 on I-395 Northbound.

According to South Killingly Fire Chief Travis Vandale, the Connecticut State Police were the first on the scene and advised there...


Tractor Trailer Hits Pole in Putnam Closing Roadway

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 10-10-2022

Putnam, Conn. - Thurber Rd was shut down Monday morning after a tractor-trailer truck hits an electrical pole.

Just before 9 am on Monday, October 10th, the East Putnam Fire Department was dispatched for reports of a tractor-trailer versus pole Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) with wires down in the area of Providence Pike (Route 44) and Thurber Rd.

On arrival, crews found a pole broken in half on Thurber Rd. with power lines pulled from multiple poles up the...


Interstate 395 Southbound in Thompson Closed Following Fatal Crash

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 10-04-2022

Thompson, Conn. - Shortly after 7:30 pm Tuesday evening, October 4th, the East Thompson Volunteer Fire Department and mutual aid companies were dispatched for a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries on I-395 Southbound in the area of exit 53 (Wilsonville Rd).

The first arriving unit reported at least three vehicles involved with at least seven patients for evaluation by EMS.

According to East Thompson Assistant Chief Kristal Simon, a thermal imaging ca...


Fire Tears Through Rodney Street Three-Decker

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 09-16-2022

Worcester Mass. - A stubborn third alarm fire rapidly spread through a three-decker house at 119 Rodney St on Friday afternoon.

Shortly before 4 pm on Friday, September 16th, a box alarm was struck for the Worcester Fire Department for a reported building fire at 119 Rodney St. As companies responded to the fire, they reported smoke visible in the sky from a distance. The first engine to arrive reported heavy smoke coming from the attic immediately prompting an upgr...


Erroneous Call Prompts Dive Team Response to Lake Quinsigamond

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 09-15-2022

Worcester, Mass. - An "erroneous" call brought dive teams to Lake Quinisgamond from Worcester and Shrewsbury.

At approximately 3 pm on Thursday, September 15th, Shrewsbury Police received a call for reports of a male party who went under the water after struggling to swim in Lake Quinsigamond. Shrewsbury Police responded with their boat and called in the Worcester Fire SCUBA team to assist. The party was reported to have gone into the water in the area of ...


One Dead After Vehicle Strikes Tree in Oxford

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 09-09-2022

Oxford, Mass. - One person has died following a single vehicle accident on Conlin Rd Friday evening.

At approximately 9:38 pm on Friday, September 9th, a 1st alarm assignment was struck for the Oxford Fire Department, EMS, and Police units for a car versus tree accident with at least one person trapped in the area of 23-25 Conlin Rd.

Oxford Police officers were the first on scene and found one person outside the vehicle with injuries, and another still in ...


Tree Crashes Into Dinner Party Sending Six to the Hospital

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 08-11-2022

Thompson, Conn. - At approximately 6:30 pm on Tuesday, August 10th, the Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications dispatch center received a call reporting a tree had fallen onto a dinner party with multiple people trapped under the tree. Dispatchers immediately dispatched the West Thompson and Muddy Brook Fire Departments (under West Thompson's mutual aid agreement), as well as multiple ambulances from various agencies and numerous paramedics. As units arrived on the sce...


Multiple Towns Battle Brush Fire in Quaddick State Forest on High Fire Danger Day

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 08-07-2022

Updated at 7:32 pm August 7th 2022

Thompson Conn. - Dozens of Firefighters spent hours attempting to quell a brush fire located deep in the Quaddick State Forest on Saturday evening.

At approximately 4:48 pm on Saturday, August 6th, the Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications Center (QVEC) received reports of a large brush fire within the Quaddick State Park in the area of Baker Rd and Quaddick Town Farm Rd. When the first units arrived on the scene, they assessed t...


Multiple Alarm Fire Tears Through Multi-Family Dudley Building

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 07-04-2022

Dudley Mass. - Just before 10:30 pm on Sunday, July 3rd, South Worcester Communications Center (SWCC) received multiple calls reporting a structure fire at 37 Schofield Ave in the town of Dudley. The first unit to arrive reported heavy smoke and fire showing from the outside of the building and requested a working fire assignment, bringing in off-duty personnel as well as firefighters from surrounding towns. As firefighters attempted to search for occupants, that could possib...


Dozens Rescued From Skyfari Sky Ride at Southwick Zoo

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 07-01-2022

Medon, Mass. - Shortly before 3 pm on Friday, July 1st, emergency personnel were called to the Southwick Zoo for reports of 40 people trapped on the Skyfari Sky Ride, according to the MA District 7 Twitter page. The ride allows 2-3 people, per seat, to cruise approximately 25 ft above many of the park's wildlife exhibits. When the ride stopped many of these riders were suspended directly over zoo animals.

Due to the complexity and scale of the incident, Mendon Fir...


Serious Accident Closes Portion of Interstate 395 Southbound

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 06-26-2022

Webster Mass. - Shortly before noon on Sunday, June 26th, the Southern Worcester County Communications Center received multiple calls for a single-vehicle rollover Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) on I-395 southbound, in the area of Exit 3, with an occupant ejected from the vehicle. This triggered a still alarm assignment from Webster Fire and EMS and support from multiple Webster Police Cruisers until the Massachusetts State Police could arrive.

While en route, callers...


Parking Lot Death Triggers State HAZMAT Response in Southbridge

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 06-25-2022

Southbridge, Mass. - At 6:18 pm on Wednesday, June 22nd, the Southbridge Police Department received a call for a woman slumped over the wheel of a vehicle in the parking lot of Brothers Pizza, 485 E Main St. At 6:20 pm officers arrived to observe a strong odor of chemicals coming from the vehicle and immediately requested Southbridge Fire Department and EMS to assist. Upon the arrival of fire department personnel, it was immediately determined there were not sufficient r...


One Dead and Another Hospitalized After Being Thrown From a Boat on Lake Quinsigamond

by Quiet Corner Alerts on 06-25-2022

Worcester, Mass. - At approximately 6 pm on Saturday, June 18th, the Worcester Fire Department, along with multiple partner agencies, was dispatched to the area of 10 North Lake Ave, Regatta Point, for reports that an operator lost control of his boat throwing himself and a second occupant into Lake Quinsigamond.

Upon arrival, Worcester Fire found one occupant of the boat on the dock with a serious leg injury after apparently being struck by the propeller of th...