Updated: Fire tears through mobile home in Onset

ONSET – Fire tore through a mobile home in Onset shortly after 4 PM Friday. Firefighters were called to the Silver Lake Trailer Park at 3026 Cranberry Highway (Routes 6/28). The mobile home was gutted but firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to adjacent structures. An engine from Bourne covered the Onset station during the fire. Traffic was diverted from Cranberry Highway due to hoses in the roadway. The Red Cross was called to provide temporary shelter for the displaced residents.
Top photos by Onset Fire/CWN; lower photo by Wareham Fire/CWN

Statement from Onset Fire: At approximately 1605 hours on Friday May 8, 2020, the Onset Fire department received multiple calls and police reports of a structure fire in the Silver Lake Mobile Home Park located at 3024 Cranberry Highway in East Wareham, MA. Heavy smoke could be seen during the response, prompting Deputy Chief Osswald to order a working fire assignment, bringing additional units to the scene. Upon arrival, heavy smoke and fire was showing from one trailer a third of the way into the park, with threats to other trailers and a motel to the rear. The trailer was reported to be unoccupied at the time, with a family dog being removed by off duty Wareham Police Officer, Christopher Corner. The first arriving crew made an aggressive attack on the fire, knocking the bulk of fire down within minutes. Crews remained on scene for several hours to complete the overhaul process and the wetting down of hot spots. The main fire building was considered a total loss, while two other buildings sustained minimal damage from heat. The Onset Fire Department, assisted by the Wareham Police Detective Division and the Massachusetts State Police Fire Investigation Unit from the Massachusetts State Fire Marshall’s Office, conducted an investigation into a possible cause. At this time, the cause is undetermined, but not believed to be suspicious in nature.
Onset Engines 1, 2, 3 and Ladder 1 responded. The Wareham Fire Department, Wareham Police Department and Wareham EMS assisted at the scene and Bourne Fire Department provided coverage. Approximately 25 personnel operated on scene.

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