Updated: Bourne firefighters respond to blaze in Onset

ONSET – Bourne Firefighters responded to assist Onset at the scene of a house fire shortly before 6:30 PM Tuesday. The fire at 16 Mason Street Extension was reported to be in a bedroom of a two story residential structure. There was no immediate report on injuries.

Onset fire tells Cape Wide News that at 6:18 PM on Tuesday, the Onset Fire Department received multiple telephone reports of a structure fire at 16 Mason Street Extension. Wareham EMS Director David Evans was first on scene, reporting a working structure fire. Based on his report, Captain Quinn of Engine 2 requested the Working Fire Assignment. The first arriving crew had smoke showing from multiple second story windows on a 2.5 story wood frame structure. Two hand lines were stretched and placed in operation in a second story bedroom. The fire was knocked down within 5 minutes. Crews confined the fire to the room of origin and remained committed for several hours to complete extinguishing and assisting with retrieval of property. Approximately 25 personnel operated at the scene. No injuries were sustained; however the damage to the building was significant, resulting in the loss of 4 family pets.

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

Assistance at the scene was provided by Bourne Fire Department, Wareham Emergency Medical Service, Wareham Police Department, and Town of Wareham Inspectional Services. Station coverage was provided by the Wareham Fire Department.
Further details will be released as they become available.

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