Kevin Patridge, Fire Chief
413 Bay Road
South Easton, MA 02375
For Immediate Release
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Easton Fire Department Extinguishes Fire at Vacant Home
EASTON — Chief Kevin Partridge reports that the Easton Fire Department extinguished a fire at a vacant home on Washington Street (Route 138) Saturday morning.
At approximately 7:40 a.m., the Easton Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting that a home had heavy flames coming from the windows.
Firefighters responded to 276 Washington St. where the home had flames shooting from multiple windows.
Mutual aid was called for and firefighters from the Stoughton, West Bridgewater and Raynham fire departments responded to assist. The Brockton Fire Department provided station coverage for Easton.
Route 138 was closed and traffic was diverted by the Easton Police Department while the firefighters worked to extinguish the fire.
It took about a half hour for the heavy flames to be knocked down and the fire was completely out by about 10 a.m.
The cause and origin of the fire is being investigated by the Easton Fire Department and State Police investigators assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s office.
The home, which had been vacant since May, sustained heavy fire damage and is considered a total loss. The home did not have heat or water service at the time of the fire, however the house did have electricity.
No injuries were reported and the flames were prevented from spreading to any nearby homes.
Route 138 was reopened around 10 a.m.
Because the home is located across the street from a shopping plaza, the Easton Fire Department is asking for anyone that may have witnessed the fire to contact them at 508-208-0190.
“Our guys, and those who came on mutual aid, did a great job of containing and knocking this fire down as quickly as possible,” Chief Partridge said. “With multiple homes nearby, I was glad to see that there were no other properties damaged given how heavy the fire was upon arrival.”
Chief Partridge would also like to thank the Special Signal Fire Association Providence Canteen and the Mansfield Emergency Management Agency rehabilitation truck for responding and providing the firefighters with water and refreshments.