New details: Man charged after Onset house fire

Onset Fire/CWN

ONSET – Fire broke out at a house in Onset around 5:15 PM Monday. The fire was reported in a two story home at 29 Onset Avenue. An engine from Bourne responded to assist at the scene. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Further details were not immediately available.

In a statement, Onset Fire reports that at 5:21 PM, they received a single telephone report of a structure fire at 29 Onset Avenue. Based upon the report, a first alarm assignment was transmitted. Chief Osswald was first to arrived and reported smoke showing. Base on the initial size up, a working fire assignment was declared. Engine 1 arrived on scene and placed a single handline into operation to knock down the fire within 5 minutes. Crews confined the fire to the room or origin, and remained committed for several hours completing extinguishment and assisting the State Fire Marshal’s Office with the investigation. Approximately 20 personnel operation at the scene. Two firefighters were evaluated on scene for injuries by Wareham EMS. Both firefighters were treated on scene and did not require transport. The damage to the building was moderate resulting in a loss of property. There were no civilian injuries, and all animals were found and in the care of their owners.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Wareham Police Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office Fire Investigation Unit.

Assistance at the scene was provided by the Bourne Fire Department, Wareham Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Wareham Police Department, and the Town of Wareham Inspectional Services. Station coverage was provided by the Wareham Fire Department.

Update: On Tuesday, Onset Fire reported that the State Fire Marshal determined this fire was intentionally set. A male individual known to the residents has been charged and officials say there is no danger to the public.
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