Westport Fire Department photo.

Westport, Dartmouth Fire Departments race to reported fire at restaurant


“At approximately 1830 this evening firefighters were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at the Bayside restaurant on Horseneck Road…minutes later the department received a call for a reported structure fire at Westport Dog on Main Road.

Mutual aid from Dartmouth Fire District 2 was called to handle the alarm activation, while engines diverted to the reported structure fire, along with mutual aid from Tiverton and Little Compton.

Crews arrived to find smoke in the building from a reported dryer fire. Firefighters ensured the fire was out, checked for fire extension and ventilated smoke from the building.

Many thanks to the Westport Police, E911 dispatchers and our mutual aid partners for their assistance.

From @nfpadotorg:

🔥In 2010-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 15,970 home structure fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines each year.
🔥These fires caused annual averages of 13 civilian deaths, 444 civilian injuries, and $238 million in direct property damage.
🔥The vast majority of fires (92%) involved clothes dryers.
🔥The leading items first ignited in dryer fires were dust, fiber or lint (26% of total) and clothing (26%), while items first ignited in washing machine fires were part of the appliance itself, including wire or cable insulation (26%), appliance housing or casing (24%), and drive belt (11%).

🔥🚨Be sure to properly clean and maintain your dryer, by removing the lint from the filter after each use and having the exhaust vent inspected annually and cleaned to reduce the risk of fire.”-Westport Fire Department.

Westport Fire Department photo.

Westport Fire Department photo.

Westport Fire Department photo.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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