Kevin Partridge, Fire Chief
413 Bay Road
South Easton, MA 02375
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Easton Fire Department Extinguishes Mobile Home Fire
EASTON — Chief Kevin Partridge reports that the Easton Fire Department extinguished a fire at a mobile home early this morning.
At 3:53 a.m., Easton Fire received a 911 call of a fire at the mobile home park, 305 Turnpike St., in unit 1B.
Engine 1 arrived on scene and saw fire showing on the left side of the trailer and through the roof. Mutual aid companies from the West Bridgewater and Raynham Fire Departments responded to the scene, while the Stoughton Fire Department provided station coverage.
The two occupants of the mobile home had evacuated prior to firefighters’ arrival. A male resident reported hearing what sounded like a pop in the bathroom and woke up to fire and smoke in the home.
The female resident suffered smoke inhalation and was treated and released on scene. No other injuries were reported.
Crews made an aggressive attack and knocked the fire down within 10 minutes. The trailer sustained heavy fire damage in the rear, along with smoke and heat damage throughout the structure, which was deemed uninhabitable.
“I’m extremely proud of the quick and excellent work of responding Easton firefighters,” Chief Partridge said. “I continuously appreciate the dedication from members of this department, who had a very challenging shift. The year ended with three deaths on three separate calls and 2019 started with this structure fire.”
The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation by the Easton Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office. However, an on scene investigation indicates that the fire likely started when the bathroom’s ceiling fan ignited.
Earlier in the night, the occupants of the mobile home were cooking and the smoke alarm sounded, which they then disconnected.
“We urge residents to never disconnect their smoke or carbon monoxide alarms,” Chief Partridge said. “If you’re cooking and the smoke alarm sounds, fan the alarm or open windows to remove the smoke, but never disconnect it. The male resident was extremely lucky that he was woken up and both parties were able to safely evacuate.”