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48 Chickadee Lane, Pocasset
Approx 2100 Hours
Thursday February 8, 2007
For the second time in two days, Bourne Fire Department battled a house fire in bone
chilling conditions. This time, a second house was also involved resulting in a second
alarm response. The original house, was fully involved on arrival. The second house,
the exposure, was located perhaps 30 feet away and it too became involved as
Bourne firefighters had difficulty locating a good hydrant... the first three hydrants
were frozen! The Pocasset fire station 4, closest to the scene was un-staffed at the
time of the call (out on an ambulance call, no one in the station). Engine 122 from
Station 2 was first in and made the attack, but frozen hydrants delayed a sustained
Mutual aid from Otis, Falmouth, Mashpee, Onset and Wareham EMS
responded to the scene and operated for several hours. Units from Sandwich,
and Plymouth also assisted covering stations. Several firefighters sustained minor
injuries, one was transported to the hospital.
Bourne Chief David Kingsbury with Onset Chief Howard Anderson
Lt. Kellie Weeks
Bourne Capt Ed Braley
Captain Ed Braley has been a member of Bourne FD for nearly 50 years.
He is approaching retirement. His son Dan is now a Battalion Chief
with Plymouth Fire Dept.
Photos Britton Crosby