Middleborough, Raynham, Bridgewater and Lakeville respond to fire that kills girl, injures 3 others



MIDDLEBOROUGH — Fire Chief Owen Thompson and Police Chief Joseph Perkins report that the Middleborough Fire and Police Departments responded to a fatal fire Saturday. 

At approximately 2:00 a.m., Middleborough Fire and Police were dispatched to 27 Pearl Street for a report of a structure fire with people trapped inside.

Companies arrived on scene and found heavy fire coming from the first and second floors of the home. They made an aggressive attack to prevent extension to nearby buildings. 

Other companies attempted to access the home to rescue a juvenile female who was reportedly still inside, but they were unable to get inside the home due to heavy fire conditions.

Once the fire was knocked down, the juvenile female was found deceased inside the home.

An adult female was transported by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital with burn injuries that appeared to be serious, while an adult male and another juvenile female were both transported by ambulance to local hospitals with less severe injuries. 

Firefighters from Raynham, Bridgewater and Lakeville provided mutual aid at the scene, and firefighters from Carver covered Middleborough stations. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Middleborough Fire Department, the Middleborough Police Department, the Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit attached to the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office. 

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