Thursday, December 6, 2012
A Thursday afternoon fire destroyed a home on North Street, though firefighters are unsure at the time what started the blaze.
A quiet North Street neighborhood was filled with smoke on Thursday afternoon when firefighters received a call that the property at 20 North Street was engulfed in flames. No one was injured in the fire, but the home was completely destroyed.
No one was home when the fire started, and Wilmington firefighters are still looking into the cause of the flames.
A Thursday afternoon fire that took several hours for firefighters to control destroyed a North Street home. Though there was heavy damage to the property, no one was home when the flames began and the family’s two cats escaped harm. Deputy Chief Rick McClellan said it is unclear at this time what caused the fire, which started just after 11 a.m. One firefighter was transported from the scene early on, but Fire Chief Ed Bradbury received confirmation about one hour later that he suffered only an ankle sprain. A neighbor called in the fire, and firefighters were quickly on scene. But by the time they arrived, flames had completely engulfed the structure. McClellan said crews had a hard time getting into the house initially, and were unsure …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Flames started in the home's attic.
Wilmington Fire Department members and mutual aid firefighters from Tewksbury battled a house fire on Auburn Ave. on Friday afternoon. According to scanner reports, the flames began about 2:30 p.m. and smoke was showing from the attic of the building. But after a short amount of time, crews had contained the fire. Details were not available as of Friday evening, but a Wilmington Fire Department dispatcher said the incident took place at 27 Auburn Ave.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
A look at the week’s most notable stories.
This week was a sad one for many in Wilmington as funeral services were held for Christopher Crosby. The 23-year-old was serving in the United States Army at the time of his death. Crosby was buried with full military honors on Wednesday. On Thursday, local officials weighed in on the national debt crisis. Check out the video that we shot here. This week, Wilmington Patch debuted its Patch Passport feature. This link will take you to a portal containing ideas for traveling back in time, finding a hidden gem in town and more. In other news this week, fire damaged a home on Woburn Street and we took a trip to Elia’s Country Store.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Too many car crashes, plus a house fire and more arrests than usual.
Sunday, December 11 12:26 a.m. – A juvenile was arrested for felony larceny under $250 after a caller on Gloria Way reported seeing a person with a dark colored hoodie going in and out of three different vehicles. 10:34 a.m. – A caller on Seneca Lane reported his unlocked gray 2000 Nissan Altima was broken-into overnight. All that was stolen, however, was his ashtray with some loose change in it. 10:54 a.m. – A car-crash between a white 2005 Toyota Corolla and a 2007 gray Chevy Impala sent one lady to Winchester Hospital with unknown injuries. 11:06 a.m. – An injured goose was reported in the area. The Animal Control officer and the state wildlife agency are already aware of the goose's problems but said there is nothing that can be done …
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
A blaze at 8 Church Street consumes the two-apartment home and very probably the pets inside.
Fire consumed the two-story duplex at 8 Church Street this afternoon and one dog and two cats were known to be inside, said Wilmington Fire Chief Edward Bradbury; however no people were reported injured. Heavy smoke permeated the area and police blocked off traffic from the intersection of Church and Main Street down to Adelaide Street (near the Police and Fire Station). The call came into the Fire Department at about 1:28 p.m. from a passing police car, said Chief Bradbury. Six fire engines from three different towns–North Reading, Tewksbury, and Andover–and Wilmington's new ladder truck, were all on the scene. Town Manager Michael Caira also made a visit. The downstairs resident, 44-year-old Denise Dausch, was not home when the fire …