On Saturday March 5, at 10:34 p.m. Ladder 237 under the direction of Captain Anthony Dalmau, Car 231 (Chief Moran), and Engine 239 responded on a working fire assignment to 58 Debbie’s Lane in the Town of Dennis.
On arrival first due units from the Dennis Fire Department found a 1 ½ story wood frame private dwelling and two vehicles in the driveway well involved in fire. It was also reported all occupants had self-evacuated prior to their arrival. Firefighters immediately stretched several 2 ½” and 1 ¾” attack lines to begin fire suppression operations. Based on the amount of fire and the need for additional resources at the scene Dennis Chief officers requested a working fire assignment which brought mutual aid units from Brewster, Yarmouth, and Harwich to the scene and to cover the now vacant Dennis fire stations.
Upon arrival at the scene Ladder 237 was assigned as the rapid intervention team (RIT) and Brewster Engine 239 was directed to cover Dennis station 2. The aggressive attack initiated by on scene companies resulted in a rapid knockdown of the main body of fire. However, extension of the fire into the attic and complete extinguishment of the hidden pockets of fire in the structure took several hours to complete. One resident of the home was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with smoke inhalation and possible burns. The fire remains under investigation by the Dennis Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s office. All Brewster units returned to quarters at approximately 2:25 a.m.