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 […]

Fatal Sturbridge fire started in microwave, smoke alarm dated

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Victim volunteered at senior center, former nurse’s aid By Citizen Chronicle Writers STURBRIDGE — A fire claimed one life Sunday, April 22. Charlotte Lloyd, the only resident of a one-bedroom apartment at 16 Fairgrounds Road was rescued from the fire, but the elderly woman later succumbed to injuries at Harrington […]