OSTERVILLE – The following raw HN videos highlight today’s multiple alarm house fire at 22 Sea View Ave.
Initial reports are the family dog died in the fire… all others evacuated safely…
The following is the actual COMM FD press statement:
Incident Commander: Chief Michael Winn
Statement: Fire Alarm Incident # 2017-001226
C-O-MM Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a 911 report of a structure fire at 22 Sea View Avenue, Osterville. First arriving units on scene found a large two story (approximately 4,000 square foot) wood frame residence with heavy fire visible from the front and rear of the structure. A second alarm was struck at 16:32hrs, then a third alarm at 16:35hrs. Initial crews launched an aggressive interior attack of the fire from both the front and rear. However, as the fire spread rapidly through the structure, firefighters were forced out for an exterior attack until conditions were favorable to re-enter. Aggressive firefighting continued for almost three hours before the fire was brought under control at 19:12 hrs.
The occupants were home at the time of the fire. No firefighter injuries were reported.
Traffic on Seaview Avenue was closed in both directions during the incident. Crews will remain on scene through the night. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Assisting Agencies: Apparatus from 10 surrounding towns assisted with fire attack and support: Falmouth, Sandwich, Mashpee, Bourne, Joint Base Cape Cod, Barnstable, West Barnstable, Cotuit, Hyannis and Yarmouth. Additional support was provided by Eversource, American Red Cross, and the C-O-MM Water Department.
Estimated # of FD emergency personnel on scene: 77
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