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Fire Destroys Commercial Building in Bridgewater

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BRIDGEWATER, MA - Around noontime on the afternoon of Thursday, November 9th, the Bridgewater Fire Department responded to multiple calls reporting a building fire at 1221 Bedford Street. Companies arrived to find heavy smoke from the second-floor and eaves of a two-story 80' x 60' commercial building. Initial reports indicated all occupants were out of the building.

A working fire was quickly requested, followed shortly thereafter by a second-alarm. Companies transitioned to a defensive posture and set up large lines, master streams and ladder pipes. Bridgewater and Raynham utilized their tower ladders, and West Bridgewater's ladder pipe was placed into operation. Heavy fire blasted through the second-floor of the building. The commercial building was used for automotive repairs. Previously, the building was used for concrete work, and a large hopper could be seen after the second-floor siding was burned away.

Mutual aid companies from East Bridgewater, Middleboro, Raynham, West Bridgewater and Whitman responded to and worked at the scene. Halifax and Middleboro companies covered the Bridgewater stations. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office. No injuries were reported. 

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PAT TRAVERSSenior Correspondent

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