Just before 1:30 pm on April 6, the Mattapoisett Fire Department was called out to 18 Ned’s Point Road for a reported fire in the attic.
Before even arriving on scene, the police dispatchers reported multiple calls about the fire.
Chief Andrew Murray was the first on the scene and reported heavy fire conditions. Engine 1 and then Engine 4 quickly followed Murray to the scene. The fire crews entered the structure and advanced to the upper floors to combat the fire. The structure, which is listed as a single-family home, is over 9,000 square feet in size with two stories and an attic and is formerly known as the Silver Gull Inn.
Efforts to combat the fire were complicated by limited space for the equipment to approach and low water pressure once efforts were underway.
At about 3:00 pm, the command unit at the scene reported the fire under control. The chief also requested the Fire Marshal’s Office send an investigator to the scene.
Fairhaven, Marion, and Rochester Fire Departments assisted Mattapoisett at the scene, and the Acushnet Fire Department sent an engine to the Mattapoisett station for coverage during the incident.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.