House fire in Mattapoisett causes significant damage, no injuries
MATTAPOISETT — There were no injuries, but $200,000 worth of damage at a house fire on Ocean Drive on May 19. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
At approximately 12:15 p.m., the Mattapoisett Fire Department was dispatched to 56 Ocean Drive for a house fire. Firefighters initially reported that there was someone trapped inside, and entered the house to rescue them, however the homeowners were then found in the backyard.
Fire Chief Andrew Murray arrived on scene at 12:21 p.m. and confirmed there was heavy fire and smoke showing.
He requested engines from Marion and Fairhaven Fire Departments. Rochester Fire Department responded to the scene with two tankers to aid with water supply.
The fire moved through the house inside the roof which firefighters had to puncture in order to expose and extinguish the fire that burned through a quarter of the house.
The home is on the water and at the time of the fire, 25 to 30 mph winds were gusting off the water, making it difficult to extinguish the fire. However 22 firefighters brought it under control in approximately 35 minutes with 22 firefighters.
The fire and smoke damage is estimated around $200,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Mattapoisett Fire Department and Massachusetts State Police Fire Investigation Unit. The last fire unit cleared the scene at 3:32 p.m.