Battery 'blows up' on apparatus at Mass. fire station

No one was hurt, but everyone was startled


By J.P. Ellery
The Telegram & Gazette

EAST BROOKFIELD, Mass. — A little excitement occurred Saturday night for the town's fire department. Chief Peter Livermore told selectmen Monday that one of the batteries in Engine Number 1 "blew up." The unit is equipped with four batteries.

"I think there was a short circuit and it arced," the chief said.

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