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VIDEO: Fall River Fire and Police respond to 7 city fires in one hour Wednesday

Photo courtesy of Sarah Steen

Fall River Police and Fire Departments were even busier than normal Wednesday night as 7 fires in the city occurred in just over an hour.

According to Detective John Robinson, at 10:50 p.m., Patrol Units responded to a mattress and brush fire at 1 Middle Street.

Just after 11:00 p.m., FRFD received a call for a dumpster fire at Maple Gardens.

At 11:07 p.m., units were dispatched to Sunset Hill regarding a dumpster fire.


Video courtesy of Sarah Steen

At 11:09 p.m., units were then dispatched to Buffington and Rodman Street regarding a car on fire in the middle of the street. Witnesses stated that the vehicle appeared to be left unattended. According to Robinson, the vehicle was stolen from a tow yard. Massachusetts State Police located and towed the vehicle (without the key) from the PrimaCare parking lot on 277 Pleasant Street on April 11th because it was unregistered and involved in a Hit and Run on I-195 earlier in the day.

At 11:55 p.m. units were dispatched to Father Diaferio Village regarding 3 dumpster fires occurring simultaneously.

The Fall River Fire Department made quick work of all 7 fires.

Robinson stated that at this time all incidents are open and under investigation.

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