On Saturday January 20 at 12:20 p.m. the Brewster Fire Department responded to Dennis for a reported structure fire at 66 Sea Street. At the time of dispatch the Dennis Fire Department was handling several other incidents which allowed Brewster Engine 234 under the direction of Captain Dan Kimball to arrive first due at the fire with Dennis Deputy Chief Robert Brown. On arrival heavy black smoke was showing from side “B” of the building. A quick size-up determined the fire was located in the basement of the 200 year old dwelling. The engine crew stretched a 1 ¾ attack line into the below grade area initiating a quick knock down of the heavy fire. Dennis firefighters arrived on scene and stretched a back-up line into the basement while others completed ventilation of the structure and utility shut offs. Dennis fire officials say the occupants of the building were welding in an attached barn and as a result hot embers slipped through the flooring into the basement causing the fire. Damage to the structure was contained to the basement.
Brewster Car 231 (Chief Moran) also responded to the scene.