MIDDLEBOROUGH – Chief Lance Benjamino reports that the Middleborough Fire Department extinguished a house fire earlier Wednesday morning on Wareham Street.
At approximately 6:30 a.m. today, Middleborough Fire responded to a call for a house fire at 530 Wareham St.
Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke and flames showing from the first floor, second floor and attic of the home. All occupants were able to safely exit the house before first responders arrived.
Middleborough Fire conducted an aggressive interior attack inside the home, which allowed them to limit the spread of the fire and minimize damage to the house. The scene was cleared by approximately 8:30 a.m.
The home sustained significant damage to the front of the first floor, second floor and attic. The fire caused approximately $100,000 in fire, heat, smoke and water damage.
The fire is believed to have started in the chimney on the first floor of the home.
The family residing in the home has been displaced as a result of the incident and is being assisted by family members. No injuries were reported.
Members of the Carver Fire Department responded to the scene to assist in putting out the flames. The Lakeville Fire Department provided station coverage.
The fire is not believed to be suspicious at this time, but the cause remains under investigation by the Middleborough Fire Department. The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.