Updated 4 PM: Explosions touch off three alarm fire in Truro

TRURO – At least two explosions were reported in Truro with a raging fire ensuing sometime after 11:30 PM Thursday. The situation quickly escalated to three alarms sending multiple fire units including nearly every water tanker truck from across Cape Cod to the scene now updated to be on Harding’s Way off of Castle Road. At least one house was reported fully involved and some brush was burning. Fire crews reported difficulty getting close to the scene because of debris from the initial explosion. The initial explosion was felt across several towns on the Cape prompting numerous 911 calls. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The State Fire Marshal was requested to the scene to investigate the cause of the explosions and fire.

Town of Truro/CWN

Statement from the Town of Truro: At approximately 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2023, the Truro Fire Department, along with firefighters from neighboring towns, responded to a large structural fire located at 8A Harding’s Way in Truro.

The explosion could be felt as far away as Brewster, said Chief Timothy Collins. The home was unoccupied at the time of the explosion and no injuries were reported. Firefighters successfully prevented the fire from spreading to nearby properties, however, multiple homes sustained exterior damage. The home is considered a complete loss.

The cause of the explosion and fire remains undetermined and is currently being investigated by the Fire Marshal for the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.
CWN will bring you further details as we get them.
Top photos by David Curran/Satellite News Service/CWN (used with permission)

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