EASTON — Chief Justin Alexander reports that the Easton Fire Department extinguished a two-alarm house fire Thursday.
At 10:41 a.m., Easton Fire responded to a home at 9 Reynolds St. for a report of a fire.
Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy smoke and fire on two floors of the home and encountered high heat conditions. The age of the home and its older construction and framing also presented challenges in determining where the bulk of the fire was located and extinguishing it.
The fire was largely knocked down approximately one hour after firefighters arrived on scene and it was fully extinguished about two-and-a-half hours after arrival. The scene was cleared at approximately 2 p.m.
No one was home at the time of the fire, however in their search of the home, firefighters located two dogs and multiple hamsters that had died as a result of the fire. No firefighters were injured.
Mutual aid was provided at the scene by the West Bridgewater, Mansfield, Stoughton, Sharon and Brockton Fire Departments. Brewster Ambulance, the Easton Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Mansfield Emergency Management also responded to the scene, and the Easton Police Department assisted with traffic control. The Norton Fire Department provided station coverage.
The home sustained extensive damage and is uninhabitable. The four residents of home are displaced and being assisted by the American Red Cross.
The origin and cause of the fire are being jointly investigated by Easton Fire, Easton Police and the State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s office.