Firefighters, Police Among 11 Injured in Dennisport Fire

fireDENNISPORT – People were jumping from second floor windows to get out of a burning apartment building as fire units arrived on the scene in Dennisport this morning.

Over 30 people were displaced in this morning’s three-alarm fire at the Seabreeze Condominiums on Center Street, according to fire officials.

The fire broke out at just after 2:30 this morning, according to Dennis Fire Chief Mark Dellner.

In total, 11 people were taken to Cape Cod Hospital, with two residents being transported to Boston area hospitals. Two firefighters and two police officers were transported with minor injuries.

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Two additional residents arrived on their own at Cape Cod Hospital for treatment.

The Dennis fire and police departments and the state Fire Marshalls office are investigating the cause of the fire. Chief Dellner said he believed the fire began on the first floor of the two-story building.

Chief Dellner says initial indications point to the cause being accidental.

The Dennis Fire Department received multiple 911 calls as well as fire alarms for the fire.

First arriving units were presented with heavy smoke and fire in four apartments at the far end of the building.

Firefighters and parametics treated multiple people injured at the scene. In addition to victims who jumped out of windows, there were other victims on the ground outside the building.

The first arriving crews made an interior attack on the fire but were forced out by heavy fire. The entire back of the building was in flames and spread to the roof.

Mutual aid companies from surrounding communities assisted Dennis firefighters in extinguishing the fire, searching the building and treating and transporting the injured to the hospital.

The building at 58 Center Street is approximately 10,000 square feet. It is listed as being owned by Kasl-Seabreeze LLC of Acton. It is assessed at just over $1 million.

The Red Cross was on the scene providing support to affected residents.