Hyannis firefighters respond to blaze at Cape Crossroads condo complex


HYANNIS – Hyannis fire reports they were dispatched for an automatic fire alarm at the Cape Crossroads condos at 800 Bearses Way Tuesday morning around 1:50 a.m.. Upon arrival crews found nothing obvious for the alarm from the exterior. After further investigation the Lieutenant on Engine 826 reported very high temperatures in one of the apartments. Thermal imaging equipment quickly helped locate the hidden fire in the ceiling. A working fire assignment was struck and crews immediately went to work. Damage was minimized due to the quick response of all companies.

All occupants safely exited the apartment building without injury. The fire was knocked down and an extensive overhaul operation continued for some time until all the hot spots were under control.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and the American Red Cross is assisting the effected tenants with housing.

Mutual aid from Barnstable, Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills and Yarmouth FDs provided Hyannis with station coverage.

Hyannis firefighters battle a 4-alarm fire at the Cape Crossroads Condos on November 26th, 2001.
CWN file photo by Frank Paparo

This is not the first fire at the complex. On November 26th, 2001, a four-alarm fire caused heavy damage to the complex. That fire was blamed on a bathroom ceiling fan. And on July 17th, 2012, an electrical fire knocked out power to the complex forcing residence of 28 units to find temporary shelter.