Old War Souvenir Prompts Emergency Response in Greenfield


GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The discovery of an old war souvenir prompted emergency crews to respond Monday to a house in Greenfield.

Jennifer Mieth, spokesperson for the state fire marshal’s office, says that Monday morning, the family of a deceased World War II veteran was cleaning out a house on Oak Hill Road, when they found a “souvenir” from the war that could be dangerous.

Emergency crews responded and determined that the item was safe. It has since been properly disposed of by investigators.

Mieth adds that calls like this are fairly common and that the fire marshal’s office deals with them “all the time.” She points out that at the time, it was not illegal to keep something from the war as a souvenir.