Onset Firefighters Sustain Minor Injuries in House Fire
WAREHAM — A house fire in Onset last night caused minor injuries to two firefighters, but all residents and their pets escaped unharmed.
That's according to Onset Fire Chief Jeffrey Osswald, who reported in a release that crews were called out for a reported fire at 29 Onset Ave. at 5:21 p.m. Monday.
When the fire chief arrived at the scene, he said smoke was showing, but arriving crews were able to confine the fire to one room and knock it down within minutes.
Out of the 20 or so firefighters combating the blaze, two sustained injuries, according to the release.
They were both assessed and treated on scene by Wareham EMS.
No residents were injured and all pets were found and returned to their owners' care.
Osswald said the fire caused moderate damage to the house, resulting in property loss.
The value of property lost was unspecified.
Firefighters remained on scene for several hours to clear up and assist the State Fire Marshal's Office with investigating the cause of the blaze.
Wareham Police and the Fire Marshal's Office continue to investigate.
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