HARWICH – From Harwich Fire: At approximately 5:30 tonight Harwich Fire received a call for a building fire at 25 Cedardale Rd in the Pleasant Lake Section of town.
Initial report was for fire showing from a window.
Harwich Police arrived on scene just prior to the fire department and neighbors reported that they believed the occupants were still inside. Officers made entry and attempted to search for the occupants. A heavy smoke condition limited their ability inside the house.
First arriving fire personnel reported smoke showing from a 2 story wood frame residence with the possibility of people trapped. As companies arrived an 1 3/4” hoseline was stretched into the building while other firefighters searched for occupants.
The fire was quickly knocked down and no occupants were found during the primary search. While a secondary search was being conducted by a Dennis Engine company, the occupants returned home and it was determined no one was inside. One dog was removed from the building by the Harwich Police.
The fire was contained to the room of origin and appears to be electrical in nature.
Firefighters from Brewster, Dennis and Chatham assisted at the scene and Orleans provided station coverage.
The fire caused about $20,000 in damage and the house was uninhabitable. Three Police Officers were transported to CCH for evaluation. No other injuries were reported.”
Harwich Police reports all three officers were treated and released from the hospital.