BERKLEY — A basement fire early Wednesday morning has displaced multiple occupants of a home and sent a Berkley firefighter to the hospital.

Berkley Fire Chief Scott Fournier reports that the responded at approximately 3:00 a.m. to a report of smoke inside a home at 21 County Street. Upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke coming from the basement of the home and went inside to begin extinguishing the fire.

All occupants were able to escape uninjured, however, three dogs had to be rescued by firefighters and were safely taken out of the house.

Mutual aid was provided by the Dighton, Raynham and Lakeville fire departments. The fire was quickly extinguished and was confined to the finished basement.

A Berkley firefighter was transported to the hospital with an injury that is not believed to be life threatening.

The residents displaced as a result of the fire were given assistance by the Berkley Firefighters Association.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office.

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