Wareham Firefighter Taken to Hospital While Battling Blaze
WAREHAM — A fire in Wareham late Sunday night resulted in one firefighter being taken to the hospital for a heat-related condition.
A spokesperson for the Wareham Fire Department said in a release that fire crews responded to a house on Longmeadow Drive at 11:10 p.m. Sunday for a reported fire.
Crews arrived to find multiple items burning directly in front of the garage at the home, according to the release.
Wareham Fire Captain Micky Bird and the Engine 1 crew arrived first, working quickly put out the blaze along with two other fire engine crews and a tower, the department stated in the release.
But firefighters remained at the scene to perform what the release described as "extensive overhaul" to make sure the flames had not reached the house.
One firefighter was taken to Tobey Hospital for treatment of an issue related to heat, the release noted.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
A total of 25 firefighters responded to the scene under the command of Fire Chief John Kelley.
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