Marstons Mills Structure Fire
630 Route 149
Thursday April 21, 2005
Approx 2100 Hours
Barn  Fire
Photos by Britton Crosby


COMM Fire Department received a call for a structure fire shortly before 2100 hrs on
Thursday April 21, 2005.  A full first alarm assignment was dispatched with E303-E304-E305-
L307-R326-F317-C320-C321 and Cotuit E263 responding to the scene.  COMM had an
ems call in progress so the Marstons Mills E304, 1/2 mile down the road, was delayed in responding.
Engine 303 from Osterville was first in, with Ladder 307 right behind them.

Guest photo - Lee Sargent
Showing full involvement of barn on arrival.

The large old barn was fully involved with fire fifty feet into the night sky.

Engine 303 operated an attack with its deckgun and Ladder 307
operated its pre-piped ladder pipe.  Several handlines were
also utilized.

The old barn was full of "stuff" and with partial roof collapse, the fire continued to smolder and
flare up throughout the night.  An engine company had been held on scene for fire watch
periodically operated its deckgun and handlines to make final extinguishment.

West Barnstable Engine 294 responded initially to do brand patrol north of the fire.
It then took the cover assignment at the Marstons Mills  Station #3.

In the morning, the damage was evaluated by investigators to determine a cause and origin.





Photos by Britton Crosby Feature
Copyright April 2005