On March 25 at 11:25pm, the Mattapoisett Police Department received a call from an alarm monitoring company reporting a called in burglar alarm at 27 North Street.
The first arriving Officer could smell smoke shortly after arriving on scene and requested that the Fire Department be dispatched. Upon further investigation by the Police Officer, he discovered heavy fire showing from two windows on the side of the house and quickly updated the FD with this information.
The Fire Department arrived on scene moments later and battled the fire during thirty mile per hour winds and frigid temperatures for thirty five minutes until it was brought under control. Due to an aggressive interior attack by the Firefighters, the progression of the fire was immediately stopped. There were no injuries reported as a result of this fire. The damage is expected to be in excess of one hundred thousand dollars. An investigation proved that the initial burglar alarm was set off by this fast moving fire and subsequently resulted in the notification to the Fire Department.
The Marion Fire Department responded to the scene and assisted us with their ladder truck and personnel. Fairhaven Fire responded with an Engine company and covered our station as well as the remainder of town. The Massachusetts State Fire Marshalls Office in conjunction with the State Police assisted at the scene with the investigation in determining the cause of the fire. At this point in time, the fire is still under investigation. The last Fire Department unit cleared the scene just prior to 5am on March 26th, 2014.