Stephen Coan

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

One of the many memorials to the victims at the Station nightclub fire site. (Photo by Kim Tunnicliffe)

Rhode Island Marks 10th Anniversary Of Station Nightclub Fire

Ten years later, the imprint of the fire remains in this tiny state of just over 1 million residents.

02/20/2013

Heavy snow and rain caused the roof of a warehouse in Wilmington to collapse on Wednesday.

State Fire Marshal Reminds Residents To Clear Snow From Roof Before Rain

Massachusetts Fire Marshal Stephen Coan suggests removing snow from roofs before Monday’s rain if it can be done safely.

02/10/2013

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