On Monday October 22 at 2:53 p.m. the Brewster Fire Department was dispatched to 79 Great Oak Road on a reported structure fire. On arrival a light smoke condition was found coming from the first floor of the residence. Upon further investigation of the interior of the building Brewster firefighters found a heavy smoke and high heat condition emanating from the basement level of the home. Firefighters immediately stretched a fire extinguishment line through the front door and proceeded down into the basement via the interior stairs. Upon reaching the area Brewster firefighters utilized one of the departments thermal imaging cameras to locate a fire that involved a clothes dryer and other combustible material immediately adjacent to the unit. The fire was contained to that area and quickly extinguished. Minor fire extension, and moderate heat damage was found in the basement ceiling during overhaul. Other areas of the home suffered moderate to heavy smoke damage. A ladder truck from the Harwich Fire Department and an engine from the Dennis Fire Department responded to the scene on an automatic aid response to assist Brewster personnel.
Photos courtesy of CWN reader “Crawick”.