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Auburn American Legion Post Burns Down in 3-Alarm Fire



    American Legion Roof Collapses During Fire

    A fire claimed an American Legion post in Auburn.

    (Published Friday, March 15, 2019)

    Crews fighting a fire at a Massachusetts American Legion post were ordered out of the building just before the roof collapsed.

    Auburn Fire Rescue said around 8:15 p.m. that all companies had been ordered out of the building when conditions inside deteriorated during a 3-alarm fire at the Chester P. Tuttle post. All of those companies were accounted for.

    "Horrible news," the post's account wrote on Facebook. "The Tuttle Post burned down tonight. Fire started in the kitchen."

    Fire officials said around 9:45 p.m. that all tower ladders were ordered down due to lightning in the area.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Crews from Worcester, Charlton and Leicester all responded alongside Auburn's department.

    In a tweet, Auburn Fire Rescue said a defensive operation was in progress.

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