MIDDLEBOROUGH — Chief Lance Benjamino reports that the Middleborough Fire Department responded to a camper fire Tuesday morning, Oct. 20.
At approximately 4 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of a camper fire at 350 Wareham St. Upon arrival, crews were met by an adult male with burns to his arms and hands stating he was asleep in the camper and was awoken by an odor of smoke.
Firefighters began an aggressive attack, and quickly extinguished the fire, which had spread to an adjacent travel trailer.
The Middleborough Police Department and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation also assisted on scene.
The adult male was treated at the scene and then transported by Brewster Ambulance to Morton Hospital for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation. He is expected to make a full recovery.
No firefighters were injured during the response.
Both the camper and travel trailer are a total loss as a result of the fire.
“I applaud the quick and efficient response of Middleborough firefighters for extinguishing this fire before it could spread father than it did,” Chief Benjamino said, “as well as the Middleborough Police and Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance at the scene.”
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Middleborough Fire Department.