New details: Heater may be to blame for fire that caused extensive damage to house in Dennis

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DENNIS – Firefighters from Dennis and Yarmouth were called to a house fire in Dennis about 1:45 PM Friday. Heavy fire was showing from one room of the house at 34 Village Green. All occupants were reported to have escaped safely. The fire extended into the attic prompting additional mutual aid from Brewster and Barnstable to respond to the scene.

Dennis Fire reports that on Friday at 1:49 PM, they responded to a structure fire at 34 Village Green. When Dennis Fire units arrived, they found heavy fire rolling out of a sun room and up the back of the building. The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire. The owner had just left the house to drop a relative off.

Firefighters stretched two handlines to extinguish the fire in addition to cutting a hole in the roof to allow heat and smoke out of the building.

A working fire assignment was called for which summonsed assistance from Yarmouth, Brewster Barnstable and Chatham fire departments to the scene or covering Dennis stations.

The two-story wood frame structure suffered serious damage. Cause of the fire is under investigation with all indicators pointing to an electric heater left on in the dayroom.

There were no reported injuries to firefighters.
Photos by John P. Carroll/CWN
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