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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
water supply.

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.

Side D of exposure with fire in building of origin.

Otis Tanker 414 called for water supply when frozen hydrants were discovered.

Onset Engine 2

Side D of the exposure building.

Engine 121 and Engine 122 operated on side B of incident.

Side B of exposure.

Building of origin on the ground and side C of exposure building.



Photos Britton Crosby
Copyright 2007