New details: Bourne firefighters assist at Onset house fire

Wareham Sgt. Henderson via Onset Fire/CWN

ONSET – Bourne firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a house fire in Onset. The two alarm fire broke out around 1:30 PM Sunday at 14 North Boulevard. Flames had reportedly gone through the roof.

Update: Onset Fire reports that at 1:33 PM Sunday, they received a single telephone report of a chimney fire at 14 North Boulevard. Based on the telephone report, a first alarm assignment was transmitted. Captain Quinn of Engine 2 was first to arrive on scene and had smoke and fire showing from a residential structure. Based on the initial size up, Captain Quinn requested the Working Fire Assignment. While the crew of Engine 2 placed the first hand line into operation, the fire on the second story increased. A second alarm was transmitted by Captain Quinn bringing additional units to the fire scene. In total 4 hand lines were stretched and operated to knock down the fire within 45 minutes. Crews confined the fire to the second story, and remained committed for several hours completing extinguishment and assisting with retrieval of property. Approximately 43 personnel operated at the scene. 2 firefighters were injured on scene and transported to Tobey Hospital. Both Firefighters have since been treated and released from the hospital. The damage to the building was significant resulting in a significant loss of property.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but is not believed to be suspicious in nature.

Assistance at the scene was provided by Bourne, Wareham, Carver, and Plymouth Fire Departments, Wareham Emergency Medical Service, Wareham Police Department, and Town of Wareham Inspectional Services. Station coverage was provided by Marion, Carver, and Bourne Fire Departments.
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