UPDATE – 11/29/2016 – 8:15AM – According to Captain Dardia of the Hyannis Fire Department, one of his firefighters was transported to CCH to be treated for exhaustion due to an abundance of exertion fighting the fire. He was later released and is expected to be okay.
Captain Dardia also mentioned the fire started in a hidden hallway space where there was no sprinkler coverage. The hotel was closed but there were some renovation workers staying in the rooms.
The call came in as a general smoke alarm and workers used four fire extinguishers battling the fire prior to the arrival of firefighters.
Everything escalated fast and hotel personnel did not even know there was working fire. Captain Dardia had his dispatch contact the hotel to let them know…
Officials are looking into a ceiling fan as possibly being the cause of the fire…
Initial HN coverage:
HYANNIS – An army of firefighters responded to a 3 alarm hotel fire earlier this evening.
At about 7:04PM, Hyannis Firefighters responded to the Hyannis Harbor Hotel at 213 Ocean Street for a general fire alarm.
First firefighters on scene reported smoke coming from the second floor and entire roof line. A ladder truck was immediately requested to the scene.
The situation went to a second alarm about 5 minutes into the call.
As you will see in the video, and according to radio traffic, one person was said to be in room 227 trying to battle the fire on his own with an extinguisher before firefighters arrived.
A third alarm was struck roughly about 25 minutes into the call…
Ocean Street was completely closed down as firefighters arrived from surrounding towns and villages to provide mutual aid.
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In other news:
Help put a smile on a senior’s face…
A message from the Yarmouth Police Department:
Please help Support ‘Secret Santa for Seniors’ 2016
The Holiday Season is a joyous time of year for many people, but it can also be lonely for many senior citizens who may not have family of friends to celebrate with.
Please help the Yarmouth Police Department and the Yarmouth Police Community Advisory Team put a smile on a seniors’ face when they are surprised with a gift bag this holiday season by donating a gift item.
Donated gifts can be dropped off at any time in the lobby of Yarmouth Police Headquarters in West Yarmouth.
All of the items collected will be hand delivered to a Yarmouth Senior Citizen in need for Christmas.
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Large Print Books
All of the Gift Bags will be hand delivered on the morning of Friday, December 23rd, 2016 at 9:00AM. Anyone who would like to help package up the items and stock the Gift Bags is asked to come to Yarmouth Police Headquarters at 6:00PM the night before on the Thursday the 22nd! For more information, please contact Yarmouth Police Department Community Policing Lieutenant Patrick S. Carty at 508.775.0445 extension 2116 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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