Brewster Fire Department Responds to Dennis Structure Fire

EAST DENNIS - A fire damaged a detached workshop/garage Saturday afternoon. According to reports from the scene, the fire was started by workers using torches in a detached structured at the Fennell estate on Stephen Phillips Road in East Dennis. Brewster Fire and Harwich Fire assisted Dennis Fire in knocking down the blaze confined to a cellar in the structure. The cellar was reportedly heavily damaged. Firefighters were hampered initially by a dead hydrant and had to lay lines in from a second one. No injuries were reported.

EAST DENNIS – A fire damaged a detached workshop/garage Saturday afternoon. According to reports from the scene, the fire was started by workers using torches in a detached structured at the Fennell estate on Stephen Phillips Road in East Dennis. Brewster Fire and Harwich Fire assisted Dennis Fire in knocking down the blaze confined to a cellar in the structure. The cellar was reportedly heavily damaged. Firefighters were hampered initially by a dead hydrant and had to lay lines in from a second one. No injuries were reported. Photo by Kevin Morley/CWN

On Saturday June 1 at 6:10 p.m. the Engine 234 responded to 50 Stephen Phillips Road in Dennis on an automatic Line Box assignment for a reported structure fire.  Car 231 (Chief Moran) and Car 232 (Deputy Chief Harrison) also responded on the request.  On arrival Dennis engine 111 reported smoke showing from a 60’ x 60’ foot barn type structure with active fire in the walls and basement.  On arrival the Brewster engine company under the command of Captain/Paramedic Anthony Dalmau was assigned to assist in ventilating the structure and checking for fire extension. Additional Dennis and Brewster personnel arrived on scene and were assigned various tasks including the stretching of back-up attack lines, RIT, securing a primary water source, ventilating the building, checking for fire extension, and relief of interior crews. Being the first Chief Officers to arrive on scene, Chief Moran and Deputy Chief Harrison established a command post and assisted the Dennis Chief officers with overall management of the incident.  A working fire assignment was requested by command bringing Harwich ladder 66 to the scene while the Yarmouth Fire Department provided coverage for Dennis. The fire was placed under control by command at 6:45 p.m. and all Brewster units returned to service at approximately 8:15 p.m.