A quick response by the Mattapoisett Fire Department to an early morning structure fire kept the damage to a minimum. The Department was called to a fire on Main Street just after 8am. The fire, in the second floor above a garage spread into the walls making it difficult to initially put out. There were no reported injuries and neighbors stated that the residence was a summer home and may have been unoccupied at the time.
Mattapoisett was assisted by the Marion, Rochester and Fairhaven Fire Departments. The State Fire Marshal’s office was called to the scene to investigate the cause and command declared the fire under control at 9:09am.
By Paul Lopes