RAYNHAM — Chief Bryan LaCivita reports the Raynham Fire Department extinguished a fire this morning that caused significant damage and displaced seven people.
At approximately 5:30 a.m., firefighters responded to 349 Hill St. for a report of a fire where multiple people were trapped inside the basement. Prior to firefighter’s arrival, members of the household were able to help a mother and her child get out of the basement. No one else was trapped inside.
Three of the seven residents of the home were transported by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation. No firefighters were injured.
Firefighters saw fire coming out of a basement window upon arrival and conducted an aggressive attack into the basement. Flames were mostly contained to the basement and first floor. The home sustained significant damage from fire, smoke and water, however, and is currently uninhabitable.
The Red Cross is assisting the six adults and child who have been displaced as a result of the fire.
The Raynham Fire Department received mutual aid from the Bridgewater and Taunton Fire Departments as well as Brewster Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Providence Canteen. Crews cleared the scene at approximately 10 a.m.
The fire remains under investigation by the Raynham Fire and Police Departments as well as State Police assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.