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 […]

Local 911 services impacted by nationwide outage

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Restoration announced, but problems remain ‘sporadic’ REGION — Public safety officials have fielded a litany of inquiries as a critical outage has prevented the successful completion of phone calls to 911 on Friday due to technical problems. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reported Friday afternoon that 911 service has […]

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 […]