Wareham Firefighters Battle Main Street Blaze
WAREHAM (1420 WBSM) — Multiple fire departments and apparatus responded to three-alarm fire on Main Street in Wareham on Saturday.
On November 19 at 11:19 a.m., multiple reports came in to the Wareham Fire Department of a structure fire at 426 Main Street. Captain Micky Bird ordered a second alarm upon arriving at the scene and finding heavy fire conditions in the large multi-family residence.
Chief John Kelley arrived and assumed command, assisting the crew of Engine 1 to begin fighting the fire. Conditions at the scene deteriorated rapidly, prompting Chief Kelley to order all firefighters out of the building and striking a third alarm to bring in multiple nearby fire departments for assistance.
A total of 37 Wareham Fire Department members responded with multiple apparatus. The Onset, Marion and Carver Fire Departments also responded to the scene as well as providing mutual aid.
According to fire officials, the fire was finally brought under control by 1:30 p.m., with firefighters remaining at the scene to extinguish hot spots for several hours.
One firefighter and one civilian were transported to Tobey Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The fire displaced eight residents, who are now being assisted by the Red Cross.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.