WELLFLEET – Firefighters needed to tank in water to battle an extensive 3 alarm fire involving a garage at a construction company last evening and throughout this early morning.
The blaze was reported by a witness who saw the flames in the area of 2318 Route 6.
As you will see in the following HN Video, Chief Kent Farrenkopf of the Eastham Fire Department describes a challenging scene which involved tanking in water and pumping it a significant distance up hill from Route 6.
Chief Farrenkopf said the fire’s location was in a non-hydrant district. According to radio transmissions, there were times crews ran short of water…
Fire crews were called in from as far away as Sandwich to help out.
Firefighters used an excavator to dig through smoldering debris in order to address hot spots.
The Department of Environmental Protection responded to the scene out of concerns regarding on site oil storage which could have been compromised.
At least one or two engine companies were expected to remain on scene throughout Monday’s morning hours, wetting down hot spots.
The State Fire Marshal responded to investigate the cause of the fire.
The following HN Video begins with an interview with Chief Farrenkopf and highlights the challenging scene…