Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Four people were transported to local hospitals Wednesday after a head-on crash on West Main Road.
Updated at 2:57 p.m. Four people were injured Wednesday morning after a head-on collision before 5:30 a.m. on West Main Road near King's Grant. Four people were injured, including one person with "very serious injuries" still trapped inside the vehicle when crews arrived. The collision involved four-vehicles, according to a press release from the Portsmouth Police Department. According to the press release, a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta was operating northbound on West Main Road when it crossed over the double yellow lines and sideswiped a 2006 Toyota Solara. The Toyota Solara, operated by Suzette Wilcox, 49, of Warren, was traveling southbound on West Main Road. "After colliding with the Solara, the Volkswagen then struck a 2007 Chevy …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
State Police are reportedly leading an investigation into a fatal crash on the Mt. Hope Bridge Saturday night.
Updated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Motorists were directed to find alternate routes Saturday night after police closed Mt. Hope Bridge to all traffic following a serious motor vehicle crash. Multiple sources from both the Portsmouth Fire and Police Departments confirmed the crash involved a fatality. Information about the victim or possible victims is unknown at this time. According to The Providence Journal, one man died and five other people were injured after a two-vehicle crash around 7 p.m. The identity of the deceased man and those injured have not been released. Multiple people were reported to be injured, according to Capt. Michael O'Brien, spokesperson for the Portsmouth Fire Department. Portsmouth and Bristol Rescues were called …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Coast Guard is seeking public assistance after receiving a report of an unmanned and adrift boat in Mount Hope Bay.
The Coast Guard is seeking public assistance after receiving a report of an unmanned and adrift boat in Mount Hope Bay near Portsmouth on Friday. The boat was described as: - 8 feet in length - Skiff design - White - Fiberglass hull Aboard the boat were: - Live bait (green crab used for blackfish) - A fishing pole - University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Soccer windbreaker jacket with the #23 on it The boat was located by a Good Samaritan who reported it in position 41-39.77N 071-13.7W. Currently, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is in possession of the vessel. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill, Rhode Island Marine Strike Force, local harbormasters, and a MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod are conducting …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Four Rhode Island Fire Departments and the Navy assisted in fighting an early morning fire on Bristol Ferry Road.
A Portsmouth firefighter was transported to Newport Hospital Wednesday morning for treatment of "overexertion" after a two-alarm blaze gutted a small studio on Bristol Ferry Road. [Updated at 10:57 a.m.] The firefighter has since been treated and released from the hospital. He will rest at home today, according to his supervisor. Portsmouth firefighters were called to 502 Bristol Ferry Road at 5:47 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a structure fire. Firefighters, who were first to arrive, witnessed heavy smoke coming from the first and second floors of the two-story, vacant house. The small house, located 300 feet up a driveway from the main road, was unoccupied at the time. The small structure was being used mainly for storage, according …
Monday, June 4, 2012
A minor brush fire broke out last Thursday in Common Fence Point.
Portsmouth firefighters responded to a minor brush fire at Common Fence Point on May 31. No injuries were reported. A small brush fire was reported around 9 p.m. near the beach grass on Common Fence Boulevard, according to Deputy Chief Michael Cranson. The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes, but resulted in spectacular photos as seen above. "It was a pretty small fire," Cranson said. Crews from the Tiverton Fire Department also responded to assist.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Four-year-old Nicholas Gear, of West Greenwich, died Sunday despite a teenager's attempts to rescue the boy from a backyard pool.
Portsmouth Police identified the young boy who drowned in a backyard pool Sunday and described a teenagers attempts to save the victim. Nicholas Gear, 4, of West Greenwich, drowned after wandering into a backyard pool at 120 Cottage Ave., according to Portsmouth Lt. Brian Peters. The boy had been missing for about five minutes when a 14-year-old family member discovered him at the bottom of an above-ground pool. The teen dove into the pool and pulled the boy out, but he was unresponsive, Peters said. The Portsmouth Fire Department responded to emergency calls and rushed Gear to St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River, MA, where he was pronounced dead, Peters said. Portsmouth Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Check back with …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Crews responded around 3 a.m. Monday.
A dry docked boat is completely destroyed after fire crews battled a blaze at 3580 Main Road, Tiverton, around 3 a.m. Monday. According to Acting Lt. Bob Gagnon, crews responded to a neighbor report of a structure fire on the property behind Clearview Farm, Claddagh Farm and Fox Gate Farms. Upon arrival, they encounterd a 41-foot Hatteras Cabin Cruiser completely engulfed next to two garages. Gagnon said heavy smoke could be seen from Main Road. No one was injured. The strong winds from Sunday night's nor'easter gave concern to one the flames coming too close to one of the garages, which had a Desrosiers Excavating dump truck parked on site. Gagnon said crews located the exposure hazards and started attacking the flames to prevent the …
Monday, April 9, 2012
It was contained before 3 p.m. in the Cornell Road neighborhood.
A brush fire flared up in the woods behind 241 Cornell Road on Monday, engulfing approximately five acres, according to the Tiverton Fire Department. The emergency notification came in before 2 p.m. Monday. At 2:40 p.m. Lt. Craig Committo said most of the fire has been contained, although firefighters were still on scene dousing hot spots with water. At 4:23 p.m., Chief Robert Lloyd deemed the fire out and there were no more hot spots. He said the cause remains under investigation, and they could not find any natural causes. There were two to three homes in the exposure area, and the smell of smoke was prevelent on nearby Crandall Road, and is still visible in the woods. Committo added there's a 200-foot by 40-foot structure that was …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Firefighters from Portsmouth, Tiverton and surrounding towns extinguished a small fire at the Anthony House Apartments Friday morning.
An area of Anthony House Apartments, a senior-housing complex on Middle Road in Portsmouth, was evacuated Friday morning after a heavy fire broke out in the rear of the complex. Firefighters from Tiverton responded. More than 150 residents were asked to leave their homes and walk to the community room at the opposite side of the housing complex, which is currently undergoing major renovations. The fire broke out in one of the vacant apartments currently under construction. "There was smoke in the building," said resident Phil Young, who left immediately to get his toy poodle, "Shadow," who does not reside at the complex. "You have to leave," he said. "It's the safe thing to do." The blaze, reported at 9:22 a.m., is believed to have …