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Officials: Smoking Likely Cause Of Fatal Fire In Chelmsford

Massachusetts officials say smoking was the likely cause of a fire at an independent living center for seniors in Chelmsford that killed a 76-year-old woman.

01/02/2015

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan in October 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Fire Marshal Warns Holiday Revelers To Be Careful

The Massachusetts fire marshal’s office is warning Christmas revelers to be careful and take a few moments to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are in working order.

12/25/2014

The Elf on the Shelf. (WBZ-TV)

Elf On The Shelf Causing Fire Safety Concerns

Elf on the Shelf is a popular Christmas tradition, but it can also prove to be a dangerous one.

12/10/2014

(Photo credit PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Fire Marshal Offers Tips To Avoid Christmas Tree Fires

Fires caused by Christmas trees are not common but can be extremely dangerous when they occur.

12/07/2014

A fatal fire at a Winchester assisted living facility (WBZ-TV)

Woman Dies In Apartment Fire At Winchester Assisted Living Facility

Fire officials say a 63-year-old woman has died after a fire at an assisted living center in Winchester.

12/04/2014

(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

E-Cigarettes In Luggage On Planes Need To Be Regulated, State Fire Marshal Says

Federal regulators should consider further regulations on electronic cigarettes on airplanes, the state’s top fire official said Friday.

10/10/2014

Ashburnham fire (WBZ-TV)

Electrical Outlet Sparked Fatal Ashburnham Fire

The state fire marshal’s office announced on Saturday that an Ashburnham fire that killed an elderly woman started at an electrical outlet inside a child’s room.

09/27/2014

(WBZ-TV)

Will Your Carbon Monoxide Detector Protect You?

Many people don’t realize the devices are only good for five to seven years.

03/24/2014

File Image (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)

State Fire Marshal Warns About Bringing Fireworks Into Mass.

As the Fourth of July draws closer, Massachusetts’ fire marshal is warning motorists that it’s illegal to bring fireworks into the Bay State.

06/24/2013

The fire broke out around midnight in this triple-decker on Lewis Street.

4-Alarm Fire At Lynn Apartment Building Ruled Arson

Investigators say a fire in a Lynn apartment building this week that displaced more than 60 residents was deliberately set.

03/27/2013

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