“Significant” damage to 1820 home as a result of three-alarm fire

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No injuries reported, dogs rescued in overnight fire CHARLTON — Three residents were taken to the hospital for smoke exposure and two family dogs were rescued as crews responded to a three-alarm fire just after midnight on Saturday. The Charlton Fire Department was initially dispatched to a reported structure fire […]

Four recognized for efforts in response to West Street fire

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Applauded for “extraordinary actions” to save live By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer Shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — A quartet of Center of Hope executives were recognized by the town for heroic actions as a fire raged on West Street last month. Southbridge Fire Chief Mark DiFronzo presented Monique Chapdelaine, Cindy Howard, […]

Fortunate timing helps save lives in Southbridge blaze

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Center of Hope staffers aid woman, children at West Street fire By Citizen Chronicle writers editor@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — A serendipitous decision may have saved lives Thursday afternoon in the three-alarm fire on West Street. A trio of executives from the Center of Hope were making an impromptu visit to their […]

SFD battles second three-alarm fire in less than 24 hours

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No injuries reported, dozens displaced in fires SOUTHBRIDGE — Two three-alarm fires at multi-family dwellings in two days, about a half mile apart from one another. Local firefighters and first responders from surrounding communities have been busy in the western side of Southbridge, fighting a three-alarm fire at 71 West […]

One injured as car accident ignites camper in Charlton

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CHARLTON — An unidentified motorist was taken to an area hospital after hitting a parked camper in a Route 20 parking lot on Tuesday evening. The camper was parked near O’Malley’s Truck & Auto Body, 425 Worcester Road, when a sedan apparently pulled through the parking lot and hit the […]