Police/Fire News Notes: Busy week for Fire Dept.By Mike Berger
On Tuesday, April 17, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Canton firefighters responded to a fire at a residence on Brayton Circle owned by the Canton Housing Authority. The fire started outside and spread to a shed and eventually a home before being detected.
An aggressive attack by firefighters from Station 2 under the command of Lieutenant Driscoll stopped the fire in the attic, preventing further damage to the home.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, although Fire Chief Charlie Doody said it appears to be accidental. Building Commissioner Ed Walsh and JR McCourt from the Housing Authority responded to the scene, and two residents were displaced for the night. Damage was estimated at $10,000.
On Saturday, April 21, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Canton firefighters extinguished a fire that had spread to a deck off a house at 118 Messinger Street. Chief Doody said the fire started outside in the vicinity of the deck and has been termed accidental. Ten firefighters responded, and there were no injuries reported and no damage to the main part of the house.
While crews were on scene, the Sharon Fire Department requested a mutual aid ladder company to respond to 34 West Ridge Road in Sharon for a two-alarm house fire. Four members of Ladder 1 responded from Messinger Street to assist Sharon, Stoughton, and Foxboro firefighters. That fire also started outside and spread to the deck; however, it did reach the home and caused major damage. One Canton firefighter was transported by Mansfield ambulance to Norwood Hospital where he was treated for heat exhaustion and later released. The Sharon fire occurred just after 3 p.m. and the ladder returned at 5:15 p.m.
In other activity last week, firefighters extinguished a half-acre fire in the woods behind Fernbrook Road, off Walpole Street, on Friday, April 29, at 4:15 p.m. Six firefighters worked for about an hour to douse the fire. Chief Doody said the fire was started by youths playing with matches. No homes were threatened and there were no injuries.
Police arrest 1 in bar fight at Centerfield’s
Three people suffered minor injuries in a fight at Centerfield’s Restaurant in Canton Center on Wednesday night, April 18, just before midnight. Police arrested David Robert Lynch, 38, of 55 Will Drive, and charged him with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (beer glass), mayhem, disorderly conduct, and malicious and wanton defacing and damage of a property. Three officers were needed to restore order, and a taser weapon was taken out but not used. Police Lieutenant Helena Findlen said Lynch listened to officers’ instructions once the taser was brandished.
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