Ocean Edge Chief Robert Moran BFD

2-20-19 Ocean Edge Chief Robert Moran BFD from Cape Wide News LLC on Vimeo.

 

BREWSTER – A partial collapse of a building at the Ocean’s Edge complex in Brewster was reported around 8:45 AM. Two supporting columns in the basement pool level of the resorts west wing collapsed causing deflection and sagging of the first and second floors. On arrival Squad 241 firefighters under the direction of Captain Jeff Sturtevant Brewster conducted a primary search and assisted with removing two families from their hotel rooms. Other guests had been removed by Ocean Edge staff prior to the fire department arrival. No injuries were reported. The Brewster Building Department was requested to the scene to check the structural integrity of the building. Eversource and National Grid utility crews secured all gas and electric to the structure and the Brewster Water Department secured the domestic water and fire suppression water supply.  Ocean Edge staff and structural engineers are in the process of temporarily shoring the building so that repairs can be made in an expedient manner. The building will remain closed until permanent repairs can be made. Other portions of the resort remain in full operation.

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