“Shortly before 6:00pm yesterday evening, 911 calls were received reporting a fire at 47 Garrison Rd.
Engine 5 reported a large volume of fire extending through the roof in the rear of this one-story ranch residence. The presence of solar panels on Side A of the roof played a role in fire behavior as well as suppression. Engine 5 deployed a 2.5” hose line and extinguished a large volume of fire from the exterior. Engine 9 conducted an interior attack once the structural stability of the roof was confirmed.
The one occupant of this residence and a dog exited the dwelling prior to arrival and is being assisted by the American Red Cross. The home owner was evaluated by New Bedford EMS but did not require transport to a hospital.
No firefighters were injured.
The cause of the fire was investigated by the New Bedford Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit and is accidental. City of New Bedford Police Department (Official) and Emergency Management provided assistance on scene.” -New Bedford Fire Department.
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