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Orange Fire Dept. gets 2 grants for fire safety programs
06-08-2024 5:15 PM


ORANGE — The town’s Fire Department has received two state grants to fund programs aimed at protecting and educating the demographics most vulnerable to fire injuries and death.Chief James Young said he learned at the end of May that his department...

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State records show Northfield EMS chief’s paramedic license suspended over failure to transport infant
04-26-2024 2:56 PM


State regulators suspended Northfield EMS Chief and Orange EMS Capt. Mark Fortier’s paramedic license over his alleged failure to properly assess a 2-week-old infant during a house call and for refusing the child transportation in an ambulance,...

Vacant home in Orange destroyed in blaze
04-03-2024 2:28 PM


ORANGE — A two-story home on Old South Road was destroyed by an early-morning blaze on Wednesday.No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Orange Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office. According to...

No injuries, but camper destroyed in fire in Orange
03-25-2024 1:54 PM


ORANGE — There were no injuries when a fire destroyed a 30-foot camper on Packard Road overnight between Sunday and Monday.According to the Orange Fire Department’s Facebook page, dispatchers received calls of a camper on fire behind the residence at...

1 taken to hospital after minivan crashes into barn in Orange
03-22-2024 2:59 PM

ORANGE — One person was taken to the hospital, and one declined transport, after a minivan struck the side of a South Main Street barn shortly after midnight on Friday.According to the Orange Fire Department’s Facebook page, dispatchers received calls...

PHOTO: Driver crashes into house in Orange
03-20-2024 11:33 AM

Mahar seventh grader lauded for quick thinking during chimney fire
02-12-2024 11:49 AM


ORANGE — Thanks to training he received through the SAFE (Student Awareness of Fire Education) program in the Orange school system, 12-year-old Joel Wilkey knew just what to do when he awoke to the sound of a smoke detector going off on Dec. 11, 2023....

Dump truck crashes, slides into Tully Pond in Orange
01-19-2024 4:25 PM


ORANGE — The driver of a dump truck was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries following a crash that left the vehicle partially submerged in Tully Pond on Friday.According to the Orange Fire Department, the crash occurred on Tully Road...

House fire in Orange displaces family
01-10-2024 5:17 PM


ORANGE — Four people were displaced Wednesday morning when a fire damaged a single-family house at 86 Mechanic St.The Salvation Army Athol Corps is reportedly assisting Donna and Kevin Sweeney and their sons, Sean and Nicholas, following the blaze...

Two dogs killed, resident injured in Christmas Day fire in Orange
12-26-2023 1:43 PM


ORANGE — A three-alarm house fire on Jones Street reported the afternoon of Christmas Day killed two dogs and left the home uninhabitable, according to the Orange Fire Department.The fire was reported at 15 Jones St. at 4:05 p.m. Initially a...

Woman dies, another resident injured in Orange house fire
12-14-2023 11:21 AM


ORANGE — One older adult has died and a second remains hospitalized as a result of injuries sustained in a three-alarm house fire at 99 West River St. on Wednesday night.Authorities have deemed the home a total loss and all four residents have been...

UPDATE: Victim in fatal Orange crash identified as Princeton resident
12-07-2023 1:42 PM


ORANGE — The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has identified the 76-year-old man who died Thursday morning after the truck he was driving veered off Tully Road and crashed into a tree as Princeton resident Charles Beach.The crash, which...

Firm shares public safety complex feasibility study in Orange
11-17-2023 6:15 PM


ORANGE — Firefighters have to remove and bag their gear at a fire scene before bringing it to the secondary Fire Station on Mill Yard Road, the only one with the proper cleaning equipment. But construction of the public safety complex proposed for 574...

Orange officials eye two sites for public safety complex
10-06-2023 5:48 PM


ORANGE — Representatives from an architectural, engineering and construction firm remotely attended the latest Selectboard meeting to explain the options for creating a public safety building that would consolidate the town’s police and fire...

No injuries result from fire at vacant Orange home
06-15-2023 7:22 PM


ORANGE — The state Fire Marshal’s Office could not determine the cause or point of origin for the Wednesday night fire that destroyed a vacant Tully Road double-wide trailer, though the blaze is not considered suspicious in nature.A passerby reported...

Fire Marshal’s Office: Improper disposal of smoking materials caused Orange blaze
04-17-2023 5:07 PM


ORANGE — The Summit Street fire that displaced two families with children on Saturday afternoon was accidental and was most likely caused by the improper disposal of smoking materials, according to Jake Wark, public information officer with the state...

Summit Street duplex destroyed by fire in Orange
04-16-2023 12:50 PM


ORANGE — A fire that began outside the building destroyed a duplex at 36 Summit St. on Saturday afternoon.According to Fire Chief James Young, the duplex is a “total loss” due to structural instability of the roof, and the fire and smoke damage that...

Brush fire spreads to Cottage Street shed in Orange
04-12-2023 7:19 PM


ORANGE — No injuries resulted from a shed and surrounding brush fire at 15 and 23 Cottage St. on Tuesday.According to Fire Chief James Young, the fire started from “unauthorized outdoor burning that spread to an area of brush and trash and then...

Chewing gum hospitalizes 10 kids at Dexter Park Innovation School in Orange
04-04-2023 6:48 PM


ORANGE — School and safety officials are investigating an incident at Dexter Park Innovation School after as many as 10 students were transported to area hospitals on Tuesday with adverse reactions from chewing gum reportedly containing “levels of...

Hiker rescued on Tully Mountain in Orange
03-27-2023 1:12 PM

ORANGE — Firefighters rescued a lost hiker from the north end of Tully Mountain on Saturday, the Orange Fire Department announced on its Facebook page. The hiker, a woman estimated to be in her 60s, was brought to safety along with her dog after a...

PHOTOS: Orange firefighters tend to trash truck fire
03-24-2023 1:28 PM

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