North fire and police respond to vehicle accident, truck fire

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By Max Bowen-max.bowen@northstarreporter.com

Last night and this morning saw the town’s first responders at different vehicle-related incidents.

At 9:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, a two-vehicle accident outside the Showcase Cinemas on Route 1 was reported. Fire Chief Christopher Coleman said it appears to be a rear-end collision which caused one vehicle to hit two telephone poles and a second to come to rest on the lawn outside the cinema.

Three people were hospitalized following the accident. One was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, and two to Sturdy Memorial.

Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m., a Waste Management truck fire at a plaza at 40 Cumberland Ave. was reported. Coleman said the North Attleborough crews and mutual aid were still working a three-alarm fire at 174 N. Washington St., and so Raynham and Rehoboth responded, along with an off-duty captain and two area chiefs.

Coleman said the truck was fully involved when crews arrived on the scene. The smoke was seen to change color to orange, which was due to containers of pool shock in the truck. A Tier One Hazmat scene was initiated, and the Mass State Police Hazmat team responded. No runoff was seen and any businesses open at the time were evacuated.

There was no hazard to the community,” said Coleman.