American Legion post destroyed in three-alarm fire

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More than 200 dining inside when fire alarm pulled AUBURN — The Chester P. Tuttle American Legion Post 279 was destroyed by a three-alarm blaze on Friday evening as more than 200 people enjoying dinner within were safely evacuated. There were no injuries as a result of the fire. According […]

Cat saved from late night basement fire

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Two-alarm fire on Berlin Street with heavy smoke AUBURN — Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze on Berlin Street late Thursday night, rescuing a cat from the single-story home inundated with heavy smoke. It was shortly after 11:30 p.m. when a 911 call was received reporting a fire in the basement […]

Firefighters stop spread of vehicle fire

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Home narrowly escapes two-vehicle blaze OXFORD — First responders may have saved a home by stopping the spread of a vehicle fire at dawn Wednesday morning. Firefighters were on Old Southbridge Road at approximately 6:15 a.m., responding to a vehicle fire. When first responders arrived, the fire had already spread […]

911 text option already paying dividends

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Local officials note calling 911 remains best option in most cases By Hope RudzinskiCitizen Chronicle Intern “Call if you can; text if you can’t.” That’s the new motto sweeping across Massachusetts police stations, with respect to the new 911 texting system, which went into effect in December. Texting? You read that right. […]

Capsized kayakers refuse treatment after rescue from woods

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Call for help late Tuesday near French River Bridge OXFORD — A pair of kayakers are uninjured after a New Year’s Day excursion on the French River turned into a call for help. At 4:43 p.m. on Tuesday, local first responders were dispatched to the French River Bridge in the […]