New details: Brewster firefighters respond to house fire

BREWSTER – From Brewster Fire: At 8:02 AM Thursday morning, Brewster Fire was dispatched to a reported structure fire on White Oak Trail. The fire was reported by a passer by who noticed smoke billowing from a front side window of the home. On arrival units found heavy smoke throughout the one-story private dwelling. An attack line was stretched from Squad 241 and firefighters quickly contained the fire to a first floor bedroom.

Prior to the arrival of FD units the occupant of the home attempted to extinguish the fire. This occupant was transported by Chatham Fire to Cape Cod Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Cause of the fire was traced to an electrical issue with an air conditioning unit inside the bedroom.

An important learning moment from this incident involves making sure a call to the fire department via 911 is made immediately upon noticing smoke or fire in your home. Early notification and response of fire department units is critical to occupant safety and property conservation.

Brewster Fire would like to thank our mutual aid partners from Harwich, Dennis, Orleans, and Chatham for their assistance at the scene.
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