At 3:24am this morning a fire was reported at a residence on Gammons Road. Upon the arrival of emergency personnel it was determined that the occupants of the building had evacuated without injury. Firefighters observed fire in the front, rear and through the roof of the building at the time of their arrival.
The fire was fought from outside the building due to structural concerns. It took firefighters 45 minutes, in single digit temperatures, to extinguish the blaze.
Mutual aid was received from the Fairhaven (ladder truck), Mattapoisett (engine), Rochester (tanker) and Freetown (station coverage) Fire Departments.
“We are very thankful that the occupants are safe and that there were no injuries to first responders,” stated Acushnet Fire Chief Kevin A. Gallagher. “There was a tremendous amount of fire and ice”.
Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s office are presently on scene conducting an investigation. The Red Cross is providing assistance.