Apparent Dryer Fire Damages Brewster Home

Basement fire brings in mutual aid...

From the Brewster Fire Department:

Brewster Fire Responds to Structure Fire

On Monday November 5th at 2:02 p.m. the Brewster Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 12 McGuerty Way.

The Harwich and Orleans Fire Departments were also dispatched on an automatic line box response. While responding units received information reporting a fire in a dryer with extension to the basement of the dwelling.

Due to the proximity of the fire to Harwich Station 2 Engine 69 arrived first due and reported a moderate smoke condition with a fire in the basement. Brewster Car 231 (Chief Moran) arrived on scene and assumed command of the incident and Brewster Car 232 (Deputy Chief Varley) was assigned operations.

The Harwich engine company along with off duty Brewster firefighters stretched a 1 ¾ attack line through the front door into the basement and quickly knocked down the main body of fire. Brewster Squad 241 arrived on scene and laid a 5” supply line from the hydrant to Harwich Engine 69 and assisted with Rapid Intervention. Orleans Ladder 176 arrived and was assigned to ventilate the dwelling.

All occupants were out of the residence on arrival of fire department units. During the incident the Dennis Fire Department provided coverage at Brewster Headquarters. The home sustained moderate smoke damage throughout and damage to the basement in the area of the dryer which was severely damaged and removed by fire department personnel.

National Grid cut gas service to the home and Red Cross assisted the residents with relocation services. No injuries to firefighters or occupants were reported. All Brewster units were placed back into service at 3:45 pm. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on