Fire breaks out at house in Barnstable

BARNSTABLE – Barnstable Fire reports that on Monday, they were dispatched at 1:46 PM for a reported structure fire at 6 Harvey Avenue, in Barnstable Village. Barnstable Chief 201, Shift Officer C-212, Engine 202, Engine 205, and Ambulance 203 responded to the address.

When the fire department arrived, they found smoke and fire coming from the rear of the building. The fire department extinguished the fire and searched the building for any occupants. The Barnstable Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Hyannis Fire Department with an additional engine and Chief Officer, and by the West Barnstable Fire Department with a ladder truck and Chief Officer. Overhauling and ventilating of smoke from the building continued and all smoldering spots were extinguished.

There was nobody home at the time of the fire and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Damage was extensive to the first floor with moderate smoke damage throughout the building. The fire was initially reported by both neighbors that heard the smoke alarms, and by an alarm company that monitors the house. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported. Barnstable Police, and the Barnstable Water Department also assisted at the scene. Commerce Road and Harvey Avenue were closed to traffic for approximately an hour during the incident.

The Barnstable Fire Department would like to stress the importance of having working smoke alarms in all homes.
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