, Gloucester, MA

Latest Cape Ann News

July 12, 2013

Gloucester Policed/Fire: Fire crews knock down Rte. 128 car blaze

Gloucester Police/Fire

Firefighters extinguished a fire in a car engine on Route 128 North near Exit 14 Thursday about 10:16 a.m.

Fire officials said the female driver was uninjured in the incident. She pulled over immediately after noticing smoke emanating from the hood of her vehicle. Tally’s towed the vehicle.

Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation stamped out a brush fire about 500 feet away. Firefighters at first thought fire from the car had caused grass on the side of the roadway to catch fire, but the two incidents were unrelated.

A 71-year-old Fort Square resident, who paramedics have found “intoxicated and picked up “almost daily” lately, was again transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital when an officer found him sitting on a sidewalk in front of the Tedeschi’s plaza on Washington Street Wednesday about 9 p.m.

Police said the man was “very intoxicated” Wednesday night and had abrasions on his arms. The officer also noted that the man is “well known” to him as someone with “alcohol related problems.”

A Prospect Street woman reported a Trek brand bicycle stolen from her back porch. The woman told police Wednesday afternoon that the bicycle had been locked to the back porch.

She described the bike as a black bicycle with red lettering and a baby seat attachment on the rear. Police had yet to locate the bicycle Thursday morning.

A natural gas line that was leaking after being struck on Arlington Street in Annisquam Thursday morning was quickly capped.

Firefighters and police on the scene said they could hear the sound of natural gas venting into the air about 9:20 a.m. National Grid capped the line and fixed the problem soon after.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest Cape Ann News

Pictures of the Week
Your news, your way
Comments Tracker
AP Video Network
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp