|Mon. Jul 11th 2016|
Umass Lifeflight and Winchendon Fire operating on scene of a serious ATV accident.
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Leave the fireworks to the professionals this year and stay safe
Press Release – In response to two recent fire events, the Winchendon Fire and Police Departments would like to notify the community of the following information. On May 1, 2016 there was a house fire at 230 Maple Street. This fire was investigated using a K9 from the Massachusetts State Police Fire Investigation Unit as well as local investigators. As a result of this investigation there were no indications to suggest an intentionally set fire. Investigators could not rule out either electrical failure or careless disposal of smoking materials. On June 4, 2016 there was a motor vehicle fire reported at 236 Maple Street. This fire was investigated jointly by the Winchendon Fire and Police with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police Fire Investigation Unit and a K9 from the Phillipston Police Department. This call showed obvious signs of arson leading to the posting of arson reward posters at the scene. Anyone with information related to this incident should contact the appropriate authorities. This investigation is ongoing but at this time it appears that the two incidents are unrelated. The Winchendon Fire and Police Departments will continue to investigate all incidents with the same diligent manner used in the above incidents.