Updated: Firefighters called to house fire in Brewster

BREWSTER – Firefighters responded to a house fire in Brewster just after 4 PM Saturday. The fire on Pine Ridge Road reportedly started in the chimney and extended into the wall. Smoke was visible on arrival. Mutual aid from surrounding towns responded to the scene and covered the Brewster station. Crews were able to quickly get the fire under control but remained on scene checking for any additional fire spread and ventilating smoke. No injuries were reported.

From Brewster Fire: On Saturday at 3:38 PM, Brewster Fire was dispatched to three separate incidents including two medical calls and a structure fire on Pine Ridge Road. Due to these concurrent requests for fire and EMS services two of the five members on duty responded to the structure fire while the other three members and a mutual aid ambulance handled the medical calls.

On arrival at the structure fire Squad 241 found a heavy smoke and fire condition on the first floor of a two-story private dwelling. The fire had originated in the void spaces surrounding the chimney and was extending to other areas of the living room via interior void spaces. The two Brewster firefighters immediately stretched a 1 ¾ attack line from the Squad and began to open the ceiling and void spaces around the chimney in an effort to extinguish the fire. A working fire assignment was requested from Dispatch which brough multiple resources to the scene and to cover fire headquarters including units from Harwich, Dennis, Chatham, Yarmouth, and Hyannis. Due to multiple calls in their Towns Eastham and Orleans Fire were unable to send units to assist Brewster during the incident.

The rapid and exceptional efforts of the first arriving Brewster firefighters and mutual aid resources under extremely challenging staffing and weather conditions is the main reason property damage was limited and the fire contained to the first floor living room area of the residence. Outstanding work by all!

Brewster Fire/Rescue would like to thank our mutual aid partners and the Brewster Police and Brewster Building department for their response and assistance at the scene.
Photos by Brewster Fire/CWN

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