On Wednesday May 1 at 10:02 a.m. the Brewster Fire Department responded with Ladder 237 and Car 232 (Deputy Chief Harrison) to 65 Ryder Road in the Town of Harwich on an automatic line box assignment for a reported structure fire with burn victims. On arrival, Harwich Fire Department units found a working fire in the garage area of a 1 ½ story wood-frame private residential dwelling. With a heavy smoke condition present throughout the entire structure Harwich firefighters initiated an aggressive interior attack using multiple pre-connected hand lines in an attempt to confine the fire and prevent further extension into the residence. Ladder 237 was assigned as the Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC) for the incident and Deputy Chief Harrison was assigned as the Safety Officer.
After approximately 45 minutes the Incident Commander declared the fire under control and began releasing mutual aid units back to their local jurisdictions. One victim was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Ladder 237 and Car 232 were placed back in service at 11:02 a.m.