New details: Fire breaks out in vacant house in Orleans

ORLEANS – Firefighters were called to a building fire in Orleans sometime after 3 PM Thursday. The fire was reported on Barley Neck Road at Pochet Rd. Fire crews found smoke coming from the eaves and found a fire in the basement of the Cape style home. The fire was brought under control and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Update: Orleans Fire-Rescue reports that On Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 3:10 PM, they received a call on the department business line reporting smoke coming from the attic of a home on Barley Neck Road. A structure fire response was initiated. The first fire department unit arrived 5 minutes after the initial call. Heavy smoke was found coming from the attic of a 1 1/2-story Cape-style home built in 1750. A working fire was transmitted bringing in additional resources from Brewster, Harwich, Chatham, and Yarmouth to the scene and Hyannis, Dennis, and Wellfleet for coverage.

The crews at the scene stretched 3 handlines, searched for occupants, and checked for fire spread. Due to the antique construction of the home, there were many void spaces for fire to spread. Crews spent several hours checking for hot spots and ensuring the fire was fully extinguished.

There were no injuries and the cause is believed to be accidental/electrical.

From Chief Geof Deering-“For this incident, there was a full shift of 5 firefighters on duty, as well as other department members that responded off duty that allowed for quick actions to control a difficult fire. I am proud of the work done by our firefighters, along with our mutual aid partners.”

Orleans Fire-Rescue would like to remind our community that when reporting an emergency, please call 911.
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