Historic Smithy Damaged – Fire Ravages Williamsburg Shop

Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: FRED CONTRADA WILLIAMSBURG, MA – Fire raced through a landmark blacksmith shop in the town’s Historic District yesterday, gutting the interior and backing up traffic for more than a mile along Route 9. Williamsburg Blacksmiths, Inc., was still standing last night as firefighters from three towns continued to extinguish small blazes through […]

Call Prevents Calamity

Firefighter’s response lessens damage of blaze Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: RICHARD BOURIE; FRED CONTRADA WILLIAMSBURG, MA – A volunteer firefighter driving students home from school yesterday helped avert a disaster when he radioed in a report of a fire on Nash Hill Road, according to Fire Chief Roger Bisbee. Pete Banister, who also drives a Williamsburg […]

Shooting Mishap Injures Boy

Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) WILLIAMSBURG, MA – A 15-year-old boy accidentally shot himself with a .22-caliber rifle yesterday when he slipped on the snow while walking up a hill behind his North Main Street home on his way to target practice, police said. The youth, whom police declined to identify, suffered a flesh wound in […]

2 Apartments Hit by Fire in Ceiling

Firefighters Rush to Williamsburg Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: RICHARD NADOLSKI WILLIAMSBURG, MA – A fire that apparently started in the ceiling of a first-floor apartment of a house on Mountain Street damaged that unit and one upstairs before being extinguished by firefighters yesterday. Volunteer firefighters from Williamsburg, Goshen and Chesterfield responded to the 11:38 a.m. blaze […]

Fire Damages Williamsburg House

Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: RICHARD NADOLSKI WILLIAMSBURG, MA – Fire Chief Roger Bisbee said yesterday that an electrical switch in a cellar stairway caused a fire Tuesday which heavily damaged a house on Route 9 and left a family of four homeless. Bisbee said the blaze at the two-story, combination frame and concrete block house at […]

Winds Whip House Fire

Williamsburg blaze routs 4 families; none injured Source: Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA) Author: FRED CONTRADA WILLIAMSBURG, MA – Firefighters from here and Goshen battled high winds to contain a fire that whipped through a four-family home on Williams Street yesterday. Fire Chief Roger Bisbee said no one was injured in the blaze that caused an estimated […]