Updated: Fire breaks out in basement of Dennis home

DENNISFrom Dennis Fire: At 6:41 AM, the Dennis Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire located at 22 Judith Ann Road. On arrival companies had a heavy smoke condition coming from the 1½ story wood framed residence. A Working Fire Assignment was requested bringing additional resources into assist with the fire and provide station coverage during the incident. No one was home at the time of the fire. A nearby neighbor reported smoke coming from the chimney and dryer vent. Firefighters worked diligently to extinguish the fire which is believed to have started in the basement. The fire was knocked down and required extensive overhaul. Dennis companies were assisted on scene by units from Yarmouth and Brewster Fire. The Harwich, Chatham and Barnstable Fire Departments provided station coverage. The State Fire Marshal’s Office also assisted on location. The fire is currently under investigation. There were no reported injuries to fire personnel.

Editor’s note: A spokesperson for the State Fire Marshal’s office tells CWN that based on an examination of the scene and witness interviews, they jointly determined that the fire was accidental. The fire began in the basement ceiling and was most likely the result of an electrical event there.

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Hyannis, MA 02601
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