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Quincy Man, Winchester Woman Suffer 'Second Degree Burns or Worse' in Fire

The following information comes from the Winchester Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

[Editor's note: The following information comes from the Winchester Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.]

Quincy Man, Winchester Woman Suffer 'Second Degree Burns or Worse' in Fire

At 12 p.m. April 24, Winchester Police responded to 6 Robinson Circle for a report of injuries stemming from a kitchen fire, according to a police report. Two women were standing at the doorway of the home, with firefighters arriving moments later, according to the report. Paramedics began to treat one of the women for a severe burn to her right leg, according to the report.

Both women yelled for officers to stop a gray pickup truck from leaving the scene, according to the report. The operator, a Quincy man, had suffered severe burns to his face and hands and was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, according to the report.

Meanwhile, dry bandages were reportedly applied to the burn area of the Winchester woman. Armstrong Ambulance transported the woman to Massachusetts General Hospital, according to the report.

A one-year-old girl was not harmed during the blaze, according to the report.

Fire Captain John Surabian believed that the Quincy man, a granite contractor, was polishing and cleaning the fresh granite installed two weeks prior to the incident when his blow torch seemed to ignite the chemicals being used and flashed into his face, according to the report.

The torch ignited the rug that was directly beneath the work area, and the rug was dragged out of the home while still on fire, according to the report. That is when the captain believed the Winchester woman sustained burns to her leg and foot, according to the report.

There was fire damage to kitchen cabinetry and the floor, according to the report. The captain believed the burn victims suffered "second degree burns or worse," according to the report. 

April 25

5:30 p.m.: Police responded to Cambridge Street for a report of a two-vehicle accident, according to a police report. No tows or transports reported.

6:01 p.m.: Police called to the area of Bonnell Motors on Cambridge Street for a report of a two-vehicle accident, according to a police report. One tow and no transports were reported. Tania Onanian, 33, of 148 Flower Lane, Apt. 17, Dracut, was arrested on warrants charging her with shoplifting, larceny and fraud and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. She was booked and later released on personal recognizance, according to the report. Onanian was expected to appear in Lowell District Court at 8:30 a.m. on April 26.   

April 26

1:23 p.m.: A Winchester man visited the police station to report credit card fraud, according to a police report. The man's Discover card had been used nine times between April 14-16 in cities including Charlestown, Cambridge, Somerville, Boston and Malden, according to the report. The man's credit card company requested a police report.

April 27

No incidents to report.

April 28

9:19 p.m.: Police responded to Pilgrim Drive for a report of a past larceny from a motor vehicle, according to a police report. A golf bag carrying clubs, valued at approximately $1,200, was stolen from a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, according to the report. There was no visible damage to the vehicle so it likely was unlocked at the time of the theft, according to the report.

April 29

No incidents to report.

April 30

6:50 a.m.: Police called to Washington Street for a report of a single-car crash, according to a police report. A Randolph man, driving a 2002 Chevy, was traveling south on Washington Street and when he tried to brake to negotiate the curve in the roadway in front of St. Mary's Church when they failed, causing him to enter the northbound lane and then off the roadway, according to the report. His vehicle snapped a town-owned crosswalk sign at its base, which was on the sidewalk, damaged two shrubs on the St. Mary's property, struck two shrubs on a resident's property before finally coming to a stop, according to the report. St. Mary's, DPW and the homeowner were contacted, and the vehicle was towed, according to the report.

3:48 p.m.: Police responded to the intersection of Middlesex and Lake Streets for a report of a two-vehicle accident, according to a police report. No tows or transports reported.

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