Archives For Evacuation

Nearby homes damaged when flames spread

Beverly Fire

Incident at metal finishing company investigated

Firefighters injured as neighborhood evacuated

Emergency crews from Lawrence, Methuen investigating

Hurricane Arthur to wash out Independence Day holiday

Elderly residents evacuated from Hudson apartment complex

MetroWest Daily News

HUDSON, Mass. — Over 100 elderly residents were evacuated from their apartments and two people were arrested as the result of a hazardous materials  incident involving a meth lab in Hudson Sunday night.

The Massachusetts state police bomb squad was called to the Peter’s Grove complex at 11 Lake Street.   The incident was confined to one unit of the large apartment complex, the State Fire Marshal’s office said.

More than Meth: The faces of drug arrests

Hudson police said Ronald Royse, 46, and Joanna Miles, 44, were arrested after trying to cook meth in one of the units.

Elderly residents of the low-income complex could be seen sitting in wheel chairs outside their apartments.

One resident said that she was told she would not be able to get back into her residence until Monday morning.

Because of the large number of elderly residents, Council on Aging vans were called to assist in the evacuation.

Royse and Miles will be charged with possession and manufacturing, police said.

Emily Reynolds/The Enterprise

STOUGHTON, Mass. — Emergency crews are evacuating IKEA in Stoughton after a gas main was struck, a fire dispatcher said.

Officials are evacuating the entire building, including removing vehicles and personnel at 1 Ikea Way, said dispatcher Joe Bardella, the Enterprise reported.

A significant amount of gas was in the building, according to police scanner reports.

Bardella said that a construction crew working on the building may have struck the gas main about 12:08 p.m. Crews responded after receiving an emergency call from IKEA, he said.

“They’re trying to evacuate vehicles and personnel,” he said.

Fire crews from Avon and Stoughton and Stoughton police are responding. Canton is responding to cover the Stoughton station.

Manchester apartment evacuated

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Manchester firefighters responded to an apartment building on Auburn Street Sunday for a carbon monoxide leak.

Firefighters said they found high levels of carbon monoxide and evacuated the apartment. The victims, ages 9 to 64,were taken to the hospital by ambulance.

The apartment building has been ventilated. Firefighters said there were no carbon monoxide detectors present in the building.

Barrows Elementary School evacuated again

READING, Mass. — For the second time this week, students and faculty members at the Reading’s Barrows Elementary School were evacuated after high carbon monoxide levels were detected.

On Thursday, students in the Barrows Elementary School on Edgemont Avenue in Reading were evacuated to Austin Prep where parents were notified to pick them up.

The school had been evacuated on Tuesday for the same issue.

No illnesses or injuries were reported in either incident.

No injuries reported

NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. —Several homes were evacuated because of a large propane leak Sunday afternoon.

North Hampton, N.H. police said a large tank leaked in the area of South Road. Emergency officials evacuated homes on South Road and nearby Post Road for about an hour. Residents were allowed back at about 3:15 p.m.

Officials were trying to determine what caused the leak. It was not immediately clear how large the tank was.

There were no reported injuries.


WILLARD, Ohio, Nov. 27 (UPI) – An Ohio high school was acting as an evacuation shelter Wednesday following the derailment of a freight train in Willard, the Red Cross said.

About 400 homes near the CSX tracks were evacuated early Wednesday with sleepy residents hustled off to relatives’ homes, motels and Willard High School, which was closed for Thanksgiving but reopened to take in evacuees.

City officials advised residents via Twitter the evacuation order could remain in effect well into Thursday.

“Willard Public Safety and CSX clean-up crews are on the scene, but the situation is very dangerous, and the cleanup will take a while,” the advisory said.

WEWS-TV, Cleveland, said the derailment shortly before midnight Tuesday left a hole in a tank car carrying 30,000 gallons of styrene monomer, an industrial chemical that is highly flammable. A half-mile radius around the Willard Rail Yard was evacuated as a precaution against a potential explosion.



Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,677 other followers