HYANNIS – A duplex on Murray Way was heavily damaged as firefighters chased a fire which may have started on the outside of the building.
As you will see in the following HN video, shortly before 11:00 p.m., Hyannis Firefighters responded to 66 Murray Way to investigate what was described as a “flickering glow” on the outside of the building. Upon arrival, firefighters found burn marks on the outside of the building with alarms sounding inside and smoke coming from inside the walls.
In an interview, Acting Captain Nathan Coughlan of the Hyannis Fire Department explained the working fire went to a second alarm due to the structure being a two story duplex with multiple void spaces and crews needed to open up the walls and ceiling to prevent the fire from running into the attic.
According to radio transmissions, firefighters had knocked down some of the fire on the first floor before command decided on the need to go to a second alarm.
According to Captain Coughlan, a firefighter was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with what was described as a shoulder injury.
When asked about the cause of the fire, Captain Coughlan said they were still investigating and that they had asked for the State Fire Marshal to respond to assist local investigators. Captain Coughlan was not yet able to speak to whether anything suspicious had been found… [DEVELOPING]
HN learned that there were two cats still inside the building and they were reportedly last seen running around somewhere in the basement area…
The following HN Video begins with an interview with Captain Nathan Coughlan before looking back at earlier highlights from the scene…