Thursday, June 8, 2017

Dive Team Activated to Assist in Vehicle Recovery

Shortly after 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 8th the Auburn Emergency Communications Center received a report of a vehicle that had gone in the water from the Eddy Pond boat ramp. The caller reported seeing the vehicle enter the water from I-395.

Fire and Police were dispatched to the scene and an initial search of the water showed there were no victims. The District 7 Regional Dive Team was activated and conducted an underwater secondary search of the area and assisted the towing company in hooking the vehicle to remove it from the water. The vehicle was submerged approximately 150 feet off shore.

The Auburn Police Department is investigating reports that the vehicle was reported stolen. There were no injuries reported at the scene. 


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Deputy Chief Glenn Johnson
Auburn Fire Rescue Department
Media Relations

Friday, June 2, 2017

Fire Strikes Casella Waste Systems


At 7:10 PM the Auburn Fire Rescue Department responded to 15 Hardscrabble Road Casella Waste Systems for a reported fire in the building.  The fire was reported by staff who called 911 and evacuated the building.  Crews found thick black smoke coming from the rear of the structure upon arrival.      

Chief Coleman said "the fire went to 2 alarms and was contained to a small area in the middle of the building.  Crews had fire in and underneath a large piece of machinery."  The fire department was on scene for just over two hours.      

There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.  At this time the fire is under investigation but does not appear to be suspicious.  Auburn received mutual aid from Leicester, Millbury, Oxford, Sutton, and Webster.    

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Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Johnson