New details: Fire breaks out at mobile home park in Wellfleet

Via Cape Cod Incidents/CWN

WELLFLEET – Fire broke out at the Massasoit Hills Trailer Park on West Road in Wellfleet about 8:45 AM Saturday. Initial reports say a shed caught fire before extending to a mobile home. All occupants were reportedly safely evacuated. There are no hydrants in that area so several tankers responded mutual aid to ensure adequate water supply. Firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to any other structures. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Red Cross is providing temporary shelter for displaced residents.

Updated: Wellfleet Fire reports that on Saturday at approximately 8:45 AM, they were dispatched to 210 West Rd., unit B14, at the Massasoit Hills Trailer Park for a reported shed fire that was spreading to an adjacent shed and occupied mobile home. The fire was called in via 911 by a neighbor.

Eastham Fire Captain Charlie Frazier was in the immediate area, arrived on scene withing one minute of the dispatch time and reported two sheds fully involved with fire spreading to a mobile home and wooded area. A working fire assignment was requested bringing mutual aid units from Eastham, Truro, Orleans, Chatham and Harwich Fire Departments. Eastham Engine 155 and Wellfleet Engine 94 stretched 1 3/4 hose lines to extinguish the shed fires and one side of the mobile home which was also involved in fire.

Both sheds and their contents completely destroyed. Fire crews were able to quickly knockdown the fire involving the mobile home before it spread to the interior of the unit. However, to ensure the fire was not still active within the walls of the unit, crews needed to open up one end of the structure to check for fire extension. Fire to the wooded area was limited to an area of about 30 by 60 feet. Due to the fact the area is not served by a hydrant system, tankers from Wellfleet and Truro Fire Departments also responded and assisted withe this incident.

Fire crews continued to check for hot spots, overhaul the mobile home and the fire was declared under control at approximately 9:37 AM, with no reported injuries. However, the mobile home was declared uninhabitable and four individuals have been displaced as a result of this fire. The American Red Cross is assisting with temporary housing and living expenses. Wellfleet Fire Chief Rich Pauley credits the automatic mutual aid system and particularly Eastham Fire Captain Charlie Frazier for his quick response and actions which resulted in a very quick knockdown of this fire and limited the overall fire damage. This fire is accidental in nature and fire personnel cleared the scene at approximately 11:40 AM>
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