Category Archives: Fire

Firefighters extinguish Wellesley College Science Center fire

A transformer fire at the Wellesley College Science Center on Thursday afternoon spurred the Wellesley Fire Department into action, with mutual aid provided by the Newton Fire Department. The fire was was snuffed out quickly using dry chemical extinguishers, according to Wellesley Assistant Fire Chief Jeffrey Peterson.  The building was ventilated of smoke and was closed […]

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9/11 Memorial Observances in Wellesley

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Wellesley firefighters, paramedics deliver baby on the move

In case you haven’t already seen this story about Wellesley firefighters‘ and paramedics’ latest heroics, they delivered a baby in the back of an ambulance on Wednesday morning after the parents realized they weren’t going to make it to the hospital while driving through Wellesley. The Townsman has the full report here, though we’ll tell […]

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Happy Wellesley home news

While Wellesley residents might differ on some of the new house construction in town, it’s nice to see the new home of the Daniel family going up. Their old house, on the same plot of land in a neighborhood off Weston Road, burned down last summer. They got the go-ahead to rebuild from town officials late last […]

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Wellesley police, firefighters multitask on open house day

Not only did Wellesley police and fire departments open their buildings to the public for open houses on this Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend, but they were out on the streets helping those in need… This was the scene earlier today on Waban St. #WPD and WFD responded. No one was injured pic.twitter.com/S7fYrUGdnj — Wellesley Police (@WellesleyPolice) May […]

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Fire makes Wellesley North 40 property even hotter topic

Reader MG late Thursday afternoon sent us a photo of  a fire in the North 40 property area along Weston Road and Rte. 135 that’s been a hot topic of discussion of late because of Wellesley College’s exploration into selling the land and the town’s possible interest in buying it. It turns out that it […]

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Wellesley firefighter exam registration deadline Monday, April 7

The Wellesley Fire/Rescue Department reminds those interested that the  deadline to register for the Firefighter Entrance Examination is  Monday, April 7, at  9:00 a.m. The exam will be held on Saturday, April 12 at the Wellesley Middle School, 50 Kingsbury St. at 9:00 a.m. Please visit http://publicsafetyllc.com/site and click on the “REGISTER” tab for additional information about […]

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Wellesley firefighters honor Boston peers

Flags are at half-staff at Wellesley Fire Department stations 1 and 2 in honor of fallen Boston firefighters Michael Kennedy and Edward Walsh, who lost their lives fighting a 9-alarm blaze on Beacon Street Wednesday. Your browser does not support the video tag

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Remembering Wellesley College fire 100 years later

One hundred years ago, on March 17, 1914, at 4:30 a.m., 198 Wellesley College students and 16 faculty members awakened to a fire that would burn College Hall to the ground.  Within ten minutes, without the word “fire” being uttered, because that was against the rules, all residents were evacuated, accounted for and unharmed.  Full […]

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Wellesley home sustains fire damage over weekend

A 2-alarm Friday night fire at a home on Westgate Road in Wellesley drew the local fire and police departments. The blaze was brought under control and fortunately, no one was injured. The fire is under investigation. WFD Fire Lt Lyons&WFD Chief Delorie checking fire damage at a 2nd alarm on Friday is the #WPD […]

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