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Foxborough Fire & Rescue dispatch received a 911 call reporting a building fire at 65 North High Street shortly before 0200hrs on Saturday, November 5, 2011.  Engine 24 and Rescue 3 were dispatch from a previous call and Engine 21 was dispatch from Fire HQ.  Click the Image Below for more information.


Foxborough Fire & Rescue dispatch received information reporting a building fire at 235 Main Street on shortly after 1900hrs at 235 Main street.  The fire quickly went to 2 alarms and mutual aid from all surrounds communities responded for assistance.  Click on the image below for more information.

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Foxborough Fire & Rescue 911 center received a call for a reported building fire across from Mass Premier Courts around 2045hrs on May 13, 2009.  Rescue 2 was currently tansporting a medical emergency and Engine 24 was preparing to clear that same call.  With only 4 available firefighters from te on-duty crew Engine 24 and Ladder 26 responded.  Car 2 arrived on scene to find a 2 story wood framed dwelling with fire in the living room and requested the working fire assignment bringing Mansfield Engine 4 to the scene and a Walpole Engine to cover the station.  On Engine 24's arrival heavy fire was venting out of 3 windows on the first floor.  Ladder 26 arrived to assist the 2 man crew of Engine 24 with a 1 3/4" attack line and place a second 2 1/2" line in service.  The fire was quickly knocked down, everyone was reported to be out of the building and a primary and secondary search confirmed that.  Engine 21 and Engine 22 as well as Rescue 2 after they cleared the hospital also assisted on the scene.  The main fire damage remained in the first floor living room and moderate to severe smoke and heat damage was throughout the house.  The Red Cross assisted the residents on scene.

Foxborough Fire & Rescue was notified of a fire outside in the area of the Foxborough Terminals on North Street around 1830hrs on Christmas night.  Engine 22 was responding from an earlier MVA with entrapment, Engine 24 responded from the station.  Engine 22 and 24 were in the area investigating a smoke condition in the area.  Engine 22 pulled into the Foxborough Terminals when they noticed a large structure with smoke coming from it.  A 30'x30' detached garage behind 200 North Street had smoke pushing from the eves and doors.  Engine 24 was positioned in the driveway and Engine 22 assisted with a water supply.  Walpole Engine 5 was immediately requested and a working fire assignment shortly there after.  Sharon Engine 9-1, and Mansfield Engine 3 were brought to the scene and Norfolk Engine 2 to cover the station.  Rescue 2 responded from Norwood ER from a previous call.  Three in total 1 3/4" attack lines were put into operation to knock down the heavy fire.  An interior attack was attempted until heavy fire vented from the 2nd floor loft which had limited and unsafe access from the interior.  Once deemed safe interior operations were continued and the fire was knocked down in about 30 minutes.  Companies remained on scene for about 3 hours conducting overhaul operations.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

A Snowy few days left Foxborough Firefighters busy with numerous Motor Vehicle Accidents along wit the routine medical and fire related calls.  Station coverage was called in to help staff the station during the expected busy shifts.  Click on the picture below to see more photo's by Matt Pillsbury during the storm.

On Monday May 26, 2008 around 0345hrs Group 1 was dispatched to a single car rollover MVA.  Rescue 2 and Engine 22 arrived on scene to find a car on its roof with one occupant outside the car.  The Driver was transported with non-life threating injuries to Norwood Hospital.  There was a report of a second occupant in the car at the time of the crash, but not confirmed.  After determining that there may be a second person mutual aid rescue divers were activated, the Massachusetts State Police also provided search dogs.  The search dogs quickly located a second occupant who was taken in cusdoty of Foxborough Police after determing he had no injuries.

Saturday December 8, 2007 around 1815hrs Foxborough Public Safety Communications received a 911 call reporting a garage fire at 386 Central Street.  A Full Recall was sounded and Engine 24 and Ladder 26 were dispatched and responding.  Mansfield Engine 3 responded to the scene and a Sharon Engine covered the station.  Engine 21 responded with recalled firefighters.  Engine 24 signed off with a 1.5 story garage fully involved.  Due to the age and heavy fire conditions companies operated from the exterior of the building.  One 2.5" hand line knocked down the heavy fire on the first floor and the Mansfield crew advanced an 1 3/4" hand line up exterior stairs to a room above the garage and knocked down the remainder of the fire.  The fire was under control within 20 min, and the cause was determine to be from sparks from a grinder.

On Saturday December 1, 2007 around 0300hrs Foxborough Public Safety Communications received a 911 call reporting a structure fire at 5 Angela Drive, and that all occupants were out of the building.  A full recall was sounded and Engine 24, Ladder 26, and Rescue 1 were en route.  Car 1 signed off with a 2.5 story wood framed dwelling with heavy fire in the rear of the building and ordered a Working Fire assignment and established command.  Command requested a Second Alarm directly before the initial companies arrived due quickly deteriorating conditions.  Firefighters stretched a 2.5" hand line to the rear of the building where the fire originated and began an exterior attack to knock down the heavy fire engulfing a 3 season room and the second floor of the house.  Exterior operations were discontinued and two 1 3/4" hand lines were stretched to the first and second floors to continue to extinguish the heavy fire from the interior.  The fire was under control within 30min, crews remained on scene for several hours overhauling and checking for extension.  The fire was ruled accidental and the cause is unknown.  The fire originated at a 3 season room at the rear of the house and quickly involved the first and second floor the house.  Mansfield, Sharon, and Walpole supplied engines and Wrentham supplied a ladder at the fire scene and Norfolk and Norwood supplied Engines to cover the station.  All Photo's Submitted by Matt Pillsbury.


Tuesday November  20, 2007 at 1300hrs off duty FF Grenier came upon a tractor trailer accident on I95 South one mile North of Rt 140.  A tractor trailer unit carrying a full load of drywall veered right into the shoulder, up onto a hill and flipped onto its roof entrapping the unrestrained driver.  Engine 24, and Rescue 1 were dispatched.  Captain Noonan requested a full recall immediately and Engine 22 was quickly dispatched with Captain Treannie, FF Hebert, and FF Couroupacis.  On arrival the crews quickly realized that there was going to be a prolonged extrication.  Engine 24's hydraulic tools were quickly put to use as well as rams from Engine 22.  Mansfield Engine 3 and Rescue 33 were also called to the scene for additional manpower and equipment.  It took rescue crews 90min to extricate the patient and he was transported to Rode Island Trauma Center with critical injuries.

On June 5, 2007 Engine 24 responded to 290 Forbes Blvd for a second alarm fire in a commercial building.  Engine 24 arrived on scene and pumped the sprinkler system and ran a 2 1/2" attack line to back up the Mansfield crew.  Fire was in a large walk in oven used to melt plastic molds.  Fire was knocked down and the smoke containing cyanide gas were vented.

Engine 24 was requested to respond to a 2nd alarm garage fire in Mansfield on North Main st on April 17, 2007, Box 9 was struck for atation coverage.  Upon aproch of the fire scene Engine 24 was instructed to pump the hydrant supplying a Mansfield engine and to send manpower to the scene.  The fire was quickly knocked down, the fire involved 2 cars and the contents of the garage.

On February 15, 2007 Engine 24 responded to Mansfield to the Longhorn steakhousOne under construction for a 3 alarm fire.  Box 9 was struck for station coverage.  First srriving companies found heavy smoke showing, and quickly detearating interior conditions.  Defensive operations were initiated, and Engine 24 was assigned to pump a hydrant and its crew to proceed to the fire scene.  The cause of the fire was determined to be caused by workers earlier in the day.

November 12, 2006 a 911 call was received for a possable building fire on Cocasset St.  Box 24 was struck, E-24 responding with the on dut crew.  E-24 arrived on scene with heavy smoke showing and called a working fire.  FC-1 arrived on scene and established command.  Heavy fire was in the atic space.  A second alarm was soon struck for additional manpower.  Fire was found to be caused by a faulty bathroom fan.

August 2006 off duty Captain Treannie called in a working fore at the Foxborough State Hospital.  Engine 24 with 2 personal and Rescue 1 with 2 firefighters arrived on scene shortly after it was called in and took defensive positions.  Due to a limited water supply and hot weather 4 alarms were struck.  Ladder pipes were placed into operation to protect exposures.  The fire was stopped with the roof burning off the building, a new roof was later built and the building is being remolded.  The State Hospital complex was under renovations at the time of the fire and the fire was believed to be caused by workers. 

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