Brewster Fire and Rescue respond to working fire late Friday afternoon UPDATE- Officials have confirmed that a body was found inside the home.

Brewster- Firefighters responded to 21 Baron’s Way around 5:30 Friday afternoon for a reported structure fire. First arriving crews found heavy fire showing from the 1 story ranch style residence.

A working fire was declared by the incident commander which brought extra resources to the scene and covered the empty stations.

Orleans and Harwich fire assisted Brewster with station coverage and at the scene. As of 7:00pm the scene was still active.

Once the fire was out, firefighters searched the house and discovered a body. The State Fire Marshal’s office later confirmed the victim was an adult male.

Brewster Police released the following statement late Friday evening:
“On Friday December 23 at 5:31 p.m. the Brewster Fire Department and Brewster Police were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 21 Barons Way. The report originated from a UPS deliveryman working in the area. Initial arriving fire department personnel found heavy fire coming from the rear of a 1 ½ story wood frame residential structure extending throughout the entire first floor. Fire Department crews initiated an aggressive interior attack on the fire using two 1 ¾ handlines. This attack coupled with rapid and coordinated ventilation of the building allowed for the quick knockdown of the fire within the home.

After extinguishing the bulk of the fire a secondary search of the home was conducted and a deceased victim was found in the room of origin on the first floor of the residence. The Harwich, Orleans, and Eastham Fire Department assisted at the scene and the Dennis and Yarmouth Fire Department covered Brewster during the fire.

State Police Detectives and an investigator from the State Fire Marshal’s Office are assisting Brewster Fire and Brewster Police with the investigation. At this time the name of the deceased is not being released, pending appropriate notification to next of kin.”

Story and photos-CWN/ Craig Chadwick