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10 residents displaced, pets perish as crews battle heavy fire in southeastern Massachusetts



Photo courtesy of Peter Walsh Jr via Plymouth Fire Department

Pets perished and many residents were displaced as crews in southeastern Massachusetts battled and extinguished heavy fire recently.

According to Chief Neil Foley, on Friday, March 31, just after 12:45 a.m., the Plymouth Fire Department received a 911 call from a resident who observed heavy smoke coming from the rear of a home on Halfway Road.

Upon arrival, crews observed heavy fire coming from the first floor of the home. Crews were able to use water from their tanker trucks to attack the fire quickly.

Additional apparatus was required to establish a water shuttle due to the lack of hydrants in the area. Plymouth firefighters were challenged with operating off the department’s tanker trucks while trying to establish a continuous water source.

The fire was brought under control at approximately 2 a.m.. Crews remained on scene to monitor hotspots and perform extensive overhaul until approximately 5 a.m.

There were no reported injuries, and a family dog was able to get out safely. Two pet rabbits did not survive.

Based on the extensive damage, about 10 residents are displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

The Bourne Fire Department proved station coverage.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Plymouth Fire Department and the State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s office.

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