Structure/Dryer Fire – Purchase Street - January 26, 2024

At 1:23pm, 911 calls from CFD alerted to a reported dryer fire in the area of Purchase Street, our North Carver District.  On arrival, first Chief Officers upgraded the response to Stations 1, 2, and 3, as the fire was showing from the interior basement area.  Fire crews quickly gained door accesses from both the first floor and basement area.  First due firefighters from Engine 2 stretched a 1-3/4” hose line to the A side, first floor, and then to the basement area, extinguishing the fire in the dryer closet area.  Fire crews from Engine 1 and Rescue 1 stretched a second hose line, conducting primary and secondary searches within the first and second floors.  Once the fire was declared knocked down, firefighters then utilized two positive pressure fans to remove the large amounts of smoke still in the home.  Firefighters from Engine 3 established a water supply (W2-19) at the nearby cranberry bog reservoir and refilled our Tanker 1.  Fire Tankers 1 and 2 prepared our portable tanks in case additional water was requested.  The homeowner did an outstanding job quickly reporting the fire, and then managing to get her young child, two dogs, and two cats safely out of the home.  Due to a very quick knockdown, the home was saved from extreme damage.  CFD crews responded to the daytime fire incident with twenty-nine Officers/Firefighters and nine pieces of fire apparatus.  During the incident, one of the family’s dogs (Otto) managed to escape, bolting towards a cranberry bog/swamp area.  Firefighters, family members and good Samaritans all worked for over two days searching and finally locating their beloved family bet!  Overall, it was a good day with no one injured, limited damage to the home and all the family’s pets were reunited! (Photo’s by future Firefighter, Matt Heath)