New video: Updated: Large fire reported on Cranberry Highway in Onset

ONSET – A fire quickly escalated to three alarms in Onset sometime before 4 PM Thursday afternoon. The fire was reported at 3125 Cranberrty Highway (Routes 6/28). That location is listed as a muffler shop. Units from Bourne fire are headed to the scene. Traffic is likely being heavily affected along the heavily traveled road. About 4:10 PM it was reported the fire was under control but units would be on scene for some time. These photos show Bourne firefighters with their ladder extended to the roof.

Statement from Onset Fire: At 3:52 pm this date, the Onset Fire Department received the Municipal Fire Alarm activation simultaneously with radio and telephone reports of a structure fire at the Pete’s Master Muffler repair shop at 3125 Cranberry Highway. Based on the reports received and the heavy volume of smoke visible in the distance, Deputy Fire Chief Jeffrey R. Osswald ordered a working fire assignment, followed quickly by the transmission of 2nd and 3rd alarms within minutes of his arrival on scene. The first arriving crews had heavy fire conditions in a large single story commercial occupancy and placed multiple hose streams into operation, knocking down the heavy fire within 5 minutes. Crews confined the fire to the building of origin and remained committed for several hours completing extinguishment and assisting with retrieval of property located in vehicles that were being repaired at the time of the fire. Approximately 55 personnel operated at the scene. No injuries were sustained, however the damage to the building was significant and multiple vehicles contained within were destroyed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but is not believed to be suspicious in nature.

Assistance at the scene was provided by Wareham Fire Department, Bourne Fire Department, Plymouth Fire Department, Wareham Emergency Medical Service, Wareham Police Department and Town of Wareham Inspectional Services. Carver Fire Department and Marion Fire Department provided coverage to Onset during the fire.

Further details will be released as they become available
Photos by Bourne Firefighters/CWN
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