DARTMOUTH — Firefighters in Dartmouth managed to save a Padanaram home from destruction on Tuesday night, according to District 1 Fire Chief Peter Andrade.

Crews were called out to 26 Fremont St. in Padanaram at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday after the homeowner reported that his house was on fire.

They arrived to the scene within minutes to find visible flames extending through the roof of the house, Andrade said.

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All of the residents had evacuated the home.

After battling the blaze from inside and outside the structure, firefighters managed to put out the flames within 20 minutes, according to Andrade.

The chief said one firefighter was taken to the hospital for observation, but has already been released.

Fire crews remained on scene for about an hour putting out hotspots and overhauling the second floor ceilings, he noted.

26 Fremont street 2nd floor DFD-1 photo
Courtesy Bill Belknap/Dartmouth Fire District 1

The home suffered damage to the roof and second floor that was estimated at $200,000, although Andrade said the home was saved from "significant damage."

District 3 provided an engine to assist at the scene, and District 2 provided station coverage.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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