626 Craigville Beach Road
Wednesday October13 ,2005
Approx 0020 Hours
2 Story house
Photos by Britton Crosby


The structure was located at 626 Craigville Beach Road behind the Craigville Sub & Pizza shop in Centerville.  The unoccupied, 2 story house was approximately 80% involved on arrival of first due companies.  The COMM quint ladder truck 307 was the first to arrive and initiated its attack with a 2-1/2" handline.  A 4" supply line was brought in by next in engine 303.  The ladder was set up for elevated stream operations and additional 2-1/2" and 1-3/4" handlines were deployed.  The defensive attack was hampered by live wires and a sudden collapse of a wall and chimney early in the battle.  There were no injuries.  Approximately 30 personnel responded with 4 engines, the quint, and an ambulance.  One of the engines was Hyannis E823 which operated at the scene.  Engines from Barnstable, West Barnstable, and Cotuit covered vacant COMM stations for approximately 4 hours.  Cause is under investigation and no estimate on the loss has been announced.  Interestingly, a garage located on the same property was destroyed by fire at about 1:00 AM on April 16, 2005.   Photos Britt Crosby


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Copyright April 2005