According to the Fire Department’s Facebook page, at 2 p.m. firefighters responded to a recreational powerboat on fire close to shore of Lake Quinsigamond.
The boat’s occupants escaped and were taken ashore by a nearby boater. Firefighters extinguished the boat blaze and helped police remove the boat from the lake, the department’s Facebook posts said.
Hours later, firefighters got a call that a dog was trapped in mud near the Flint Pond boat ramp. Firefighter Rory Ahern donned a water rescue suit and freed the dog, placed it back into the canoe with its owner, and pulled the boat ashore, according to another Facebook post by the Fire Department.