Chief James T. Januse
37 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767
For Immediate Release
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Raynham Fire Department Extinguishes Kitchen Fire at Home
RAYNHAM — Chief James T. Januse reports that the Raynham Fire Department has extinguished a fire at a home on Britton Street late Sunday night.
At approximately 10:22 p.m., a resident called 911 to report that a fire had started in the kitchen at 331 Britton St.
When firefighters arrived flames and smoke were coming from the kitchen and an adjacent outside porch area.
The flames had gone into the wall and ceiling in the kitchen and out onto the porch. The man who called 911 attempted to put out the flames himself, but was unable to do so. He awoke his wife and both were able escape to safety. No injuries were reported.
The fire was quickly extinguished by Raynham firefighters and was contained to the kitchen and porch area.
The home sustained about $50,000 worth of fire, water and smoke damage.
The two residents were displaced and were being assisted by neighbors.
The fire is believed to have started at an electrical outlet in the kitchen. However, the cause is still under investigation.
Members of the Taunton Fire Department responded to the scene to provide assistance and the Bridgewater Fire Department provided station coverage for Raynham.