Fire Marshal: Welding set off blaze

CAMBRIDGE — At 4:46 p.m. on Wednesday, Rescue Fire Company’s Station 1 along with Talbot Station 30 were alerted for an apartment fire at 500 Greenwood Ave. Dorchester Central advised Chief 1 they had received multiple calls on the incident and Cambridge Police were on scene with fire on the second- and third-floor staircase balconies. […]

Remembering Dorchester, Feb. 26, 2020

From the pages of the Banner 25 years ago Rescue Fire Co. unveiled its new 100-foot tower ladder truck on Sunday. The new vehicle, designed by a committee appointed int he fall of 1993, went through approval by the City of Cambridge and the bid process and was delivered Nov. 1, 1994. Shorter than the […]

RFC responds to rollover

CAMBRIDGE – At 11:34 a.m. on Saturday, Dorchester Central dispatched units for a motor vehicle collision on Bayly Road and Governor’s Avenue in Cambridge, firefighter Kevin Carr reported. Rescue 1-1 arrived on location with one vehicle off the road on its side. Firefighters confirmed there no entrapment, the driver had self-extricated. Chief 1-2 established command […]

Utility pole fire closes YMCA

CAMBRIDGE – On Jan. 9 at 4:50 p.m., Cambridge Rescue Fire Company responded to a call regarding a utility pole fire at 7 Somerset Ave., near the Pauline F. & W. David Robbins Family YMCA. The fire was extinguished with no injuries, though the YMCA closed for the rest of the day because electricity was […]

RFC extricates wreck victim

CAMBRIDGE — There are no holiday breaks for emergency responders. The day after Christmas found volunteers from Cambridge Rescue Fire Company at the scene of a wreck, where they extricated a victim from a vehicle. At 6:17 p.m., Dorchester Central dispatched units for a motor vehicle collision at 2033 Hudson Road in the Cambridge 1-11 […]

RFC’s Train Garden opens for 85th Christmas season

CAMBRIDGE – Rescue Fire Company’s Train Garden officially opened on Tuesday for its 85th Christmas season. The elaborate displays of electric trains and miniature towns have delighted families for generations at the RFC’s former headquarters at 307 Gay Street. The attraction will be open through this month, 6-9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1-4 p.m. and […]

RFC fights two-alarm fire on Washington St.

CAMBRIDGE — At 6:32 p.m. on Tuesday, Dorchester Central dispatched Rescue Fire Company (RFC) units for an apartment fire at 113 Washington St., Apt. B in the Cambridge 1-1 Box Area. Chief Adam Pritchett arrived on location with smoke showing from side alpha and established command. Engine 1-3 arrived and made quick work of a […]

Police and fire briefs

Search & Seizure results in arrest CAMBRIDGE — On Oct. 30, members of the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office executed a Search & Seizure Warrant at 401 Robbins St., Apt. 2, Cambridge. The target of the investigation Howard Lee Chestnut Jr., 41 was located on the front step of the residence upon arrival. The search of […]

UPDATE: Two-alarm fire hits Race St., firefighter injured

CAMBRIDGE — At 9:21 a.m. today, Cambridge Rescue Fire Company (RFC) responded to a structure fire at the intersection of Washington and Race streets. “Fire showing 1st and 2nd floors,” a statement from RFC said. “Units on scene, making an aggressive attack, searches underway.” Race Street was blocked while the incident continued, with firefighters working […]

Three-alarm blaze destroys cottage at Hyatt

CAMBRIDGE — At 6:06 a.m. on Sunday, Dorchester Central dispatched units for a working structure fire at the Hyatt Resort. Based on information provided, Chief 1 Adam Pritchett requested a second and third alarm while en route and arrived to find the structure 100 percent involved. Chief Pritchett established command and had the first arriving […]