At approximately 06:47, the Mattapoisett Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a structure fire at 28 Meadowbrook Lane. The Mattapoisett Fire department was dispatched with a working fire assignment. The Chief Andrew Murray arrived on scene and reported heavy fire showing from the residence. The Chief immediately called for a second alarm fire assignment bringing in mutual aid companies from Fairhaven, Marion, and Rochester to the scene. Acushnet Fire was called in to cover the station and remainder of the town during the fire. The fire took four engine companies and thirty firefighters from four communities to get under control in approximately thirty minutes. Water had to be shuttled in from the closest hydrant which was over two miles away. Extensive overhaul was completed to assure there wasn’t any fire extension. Fire crews remained on scene for the majority of the day assisting the homeowner and investigating the cause. The fire is under investigation at this time. No injuries were reported. Damages are estimated to be around three hundred thousand dollars. The Red Cross was called in to help the two displaced residents.
Mattapoisett Fire Depatment Press Release
Photos Courtesy Fairhaven Fire Depatment