Working Fire at East Bridgewater Home
By PAT TRAVERS, Senior Correspondent | April 06, 2020 | MASSACHUSETTS
Story No. 040820103
Photo by Pat Travers/NEFirePhoto.comBridgewater Fire Captain Thomas Luckman and FF David Bradshaw step back as fire vents from the roof cut they made working off of East Bridgewater Tower-1.
Photo by Pat Travers/NEFirePhoto.comCrews found heavy smoke on-arrival from the dwelling.
Photo by Pat Travers/NEFirePhoto.com
Photo by Pat Travers/NEFirePhoto.comTwo Bridgewater firefighters open up the roof, as the rest of their crew work to secure a water supply.
Photo by Pat Travers/NEFirePhoto.comOnce the fire was venting, interior crews knocked it down quickly.
Photo by Pat Travers/NEFirePhoto.comEast Bridgewater Deputy Fire Chief Craig Winsor gives a thumbs up after coming out of the building.
Photo by Pat Travers/NEFirePhoto.comWhitman Firefighter Brian Trefry makes his way out of the building.
Photo by Pat Travers/NEFirePhoto.comEast Bridgewater firefighters change out bottles after working.
East Bridgewater, MA - Around 4:30 P.M. on the afternoon of Monday, April 6th, East Bridgewater Fire Chief Timothy Harhen noticed a large amount of smoke in the area of 502 Central Street. When he stopped to investigate, he found that an outside fire had extended to the two-and-a-half story, single family, "L" shaped dwelling.
A working fire was immediately requested as smoke was pushing from the second floor, roof line and attic space. The working fire brought mutual aid engines from Bridgewater, West Bridgewater and Whitman to the scene, and a Halifax engine for station coverage.
As firefighters from East Bridgewater and Whitman worked inside to gain access to the fire, firefighters from Bridgewater worked on a water supply and opening the roof. Once the roof was opened, heavy fire vented from the roof as firefighters simultaneously got water on the fire.
Once the fire was located, firefighters were able to quickly knock down the blaze which damaged the attic space and second floor. The home suffered smoke, fire and water damage. All of the occupants made it safely out of the building, but will reportedly be temporarily displaced. No injuries were reported.
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