On Thursday November 22 at 11:12 p.m. the Brewster Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 10 Deer Path Circle. The Harwich and Orleans Fire Departments were also dispatched on an automatic line box response. On arrival Brewster Engine 234 and Ladder 237 under the direction of Captain Chris Flavell reported a fire in the basement of a two-story wood frame private dwelling with heavy smoke throughout the structure. He then ordered the engine crew to stretch a 200’ attack line to side “D” of the building for fire suppression. Brewster Car 231 (Chief Moran) arrived on scene and assumed command of the incident. Crews from Brewster Ladder 237 and Orleans Ladder 176 were assigned to conduct primary searches and provide ventilation of the structure. Harwich Engine 65 arrived on scene and was assigned to standby as the Rapid Intervention Crew.
The Brewster Engine 234 crew was able to quickly knock down the main body of fire and contain damage to the basement. Two occupants of the home were transported to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life threatening smoke inhalation related injuries by ambulances from the Harwich and Dennis Fire Departments. Orleans Deputy Chief Deering and Harwich Deputy Chief LeBlanc also assisted at the scene.
The home sustained heavy smoke damage throughout and minor damage to the electrical wiring and floor joists in the area of origin. Red Cross assisted the residents with temporary relocation. All Brewster units were placed back into service at approximately 00:45 a.m.