Kevin Patridge, Fire Chief
413 Bay Road
South Easton, MA 02375
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Easton Fire Department Extinguishes House Fire
EASTON — Chief Kevin Partridge reports that the Easton Fire Department responded to a fire in a home’s attic earlier this afternoon.
At 2:05 p.m., Easton Firefighters were dispatched to a report of smoke in the attic at 26 Lancelot Lane. Lt. Kyle Riendeau was the first on scene, and reported a working fire to other firefighters en route after observing flames burning through the roof of the home.
Shortly after arriving, incident commander Capt. Michael Greene called for a second alarm in order to ensure adequate manpower was on scene given the extreme heat outdoors. The fire was subsequently brought under control within 45 minutes and was fully knocked down by 3:12 p.m.
Members of the Stoughton, Mansfield, Norton, West Bridgewater and Sharon Fire Departments provided mutual aid at the scene, while the Brockton Fire Department provided station coverage. Brewster Ambulance also responded to the scene and was standing by to assist.
“I’m proud of the work of our firefighters and all of the firefighters who supported us during this incident,” Chief Partridge said. “Everyone coordinated very well with one another and worked efficiently despite the extreme heat to quickly bring the fire under control.”
Two residents were home at the time of the fire, and both safely escaped along with their two dogs. There were no injuries. The cost of the damage to the home is estimated at $250,000.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the fire was caused by a component of the home’s air conditioning unit. The fire remains under investigation by the Easton Fire Department and State Fire Marshal’s Office.