UPDATED: Overnight Fire Damages Jade East Restaurant

Two-alarm blaze caused significant damage.

Updated: 2 p.m.

An early morning fire caused between $5,000-$10,000 damage to the Jade East Restaurant on Route 38.

The two-alarm fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. and was called in by someone at the according to Fire Chief Mike Hazel.

Firefighters arriving at the scene discovered flames coming through the roof at the front of the building.

A preliminary report filed by Fire Investigator Lt. Scott Keddie indicates the fire appears to have started as the result of an electrical problem in the ornamental facade over the front door entrance, said Hazel.

Firefighters had the blaze knocked down in about a half-hour by crews from the Central. North and South Stations. Damage was confined to the facade and the roof of the building, according to Hazel.

No injuries were reported.

Jade East is open for business today.


Richard Menard February 23, 2013 at 10:35 PM
meant local heroes, not hometown. Louis Cimaglia in Wilmington runs it...mass-localheroes.org. Not meant for just you, "who me?", just general info for those reading the threads...
Lol February 24, 2013 at 02:33 AM
Geez Dave You think it is too dangerous and not enough pay. QUIT. Go find some other job that will pay 70 K to someone with a GED. Stop begging for crying out loud.
Dave February 24, 2013 at 03:25 AM
Stupid comment, you are ridiculous and I'm sure you are a spineless little puke. No one is begging. Also did I say it was TOO dangerous? You are an instigator and that it is. Your goal is to get a rise out of people. Grow up! Maybe the station will close and you can celebrate. My life will go on, I'll sleep fine at night because I was one who tried to make a difference. I am done here, this forum is in the gutter because of people like you who change the subject and offer nothing positive. "Quit" and "stop begging" you say. Real nice, great support system for our public servants.
Cecil Moore February 24, 2013 at 03:14 PM
This is not a personal issue to me. To phrase it in sporting terms, I don't have a dog in this fight. However, those who have commented on this issue seem to have a vested interest. There are obviously firemen who have a vested interest and those who feel they don't deserve what they earn. I don't have this information but I have to ask, are Tewksbury firefighters overpaid for the market? That is what others commenting here lead me to believe. What do the surrounding towns earn? That is where the benchmark lies. Yes, everyone get upset when others earn more than they do. However, each profession, each job category, and geographical locations determine what the market bears. I would love to earn Tiger Woods money. How about David Ortiz, George Clooney, or JayZ. My golf swing slices, cannot hit a curve ball, can't act, and certainty cannot sing. Those people can and they get paid accordingly. All those who have commented negatively had the opportunity to become one and you chose not to. If they are overpaid in comparison to surrounding towns, they don't give them a raise in these times. If they are underpaid, then give them a raise. I understand this issue is about the South Fire Station. But to blame the fire fighters for being greedy seems short sided to me. I have nothing but gratitude for out public safety people. I CHOSE not to become one in their profession. I would hardly be in a position to criticize those who did. God Bless
Dave February 24, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Cecil I will try and get some hard numbers to compare, but I do know that based on base salary, Tewksbury has always been behind most surrounding communities.


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