Firefighters respond to fire at Harbar Corp.By Mike Berger
Firefighters were able to contain damage to an oven fire at Harbar Corp., a large commercial food service manufacturer on Turnpike Street, on Monday, June 4, around 6:30 p.m.
Fire Lt. Thomas Driscoll and his crew from Engine 2 were first on the scene and reported a fire in the ductwork from one of the industrial ovens. Crews were sent to the roof and extinguished the fire from above. There were 18 firefighters on scene, including a Stoughton engine company, while Randolph and Norwood covered the two Canton stations. The incident lasted about 90 minutes.
The cause of the fire has been attributed to an accumulation of flammable materials on the walls of the ductwork. There were no injuries and damage was estimated at about $10,000. The Board of Health was notified and responded to the scene.
Fire Chief Charlie Doody said Tuesday morning that manufacturing will be down at the facility for about 24 hours while the company performs cleanup and maintenance of the other ducts.
Firefighters, police respond to several accidents with injury
A 21-year-old Stoughton man was taken to Boston Medical Center early Sunday morning, June 3, after striking a utility pole around 876 Pleasant Street just after 5:15 a.m. Police Lt. Helena Findlen said the operator, Matthew C. Wilson, suffered serious injuries. He faces charges of OUI liquor, marked lanes violation, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Later that morning, shortly before 10 a.m., three people were taken to two different hospitals following a two-car accident on Washington Street that spilled onto the police station grounds. A 77-year-old woman was taken to Boston Medical Center, and a mother and son were taken to Norwood Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free the woman from her car.
On Tuesday morning around 7 a.m., two cars were involved in an accident on Dedham Street in which one car flipped on its side. Fire Captain Tad Johnston said two individuals were transported to Norwood Hospital for minor injuries.
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