House Explosion – 17 Eda Avenue - September 6, 2006

Engines 1, 2, 3, Tanker 1, Rescue 1, & BrushBreaker 28 responded to a reported explosion and fire on the Edaville Railroad property at approx. 9:20 am. Deputy Chief Mark Weston (C2) arrived first, established command and reported a small house had been leveled by some type of explosion and the remains were fully involved with fire. The heavy fire was quickly knocked down, but overhaul of the remains took several hours. A Wareham Engine covered Central Station while Carver units were tied up at the scene. Fortunately, the two occupants of the home had left for work for the day. The probable cause of the explosion was propane gas, possibly from a gas stove, building up inside the home and eventually being ignited by a water cooler motor. (Photo’s by Firefighter Gerry Farquharson)