East Bridgewater House A Total Loss After Heavy Fire

EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Several local fire departments responded to a heavy house fire on Saturday that left one resident injured.

The East Bridgewater Fire Department responded to a call about a house on Chestnut Street that had become engulfed in flames at around 4:50 p.m. Saturday.

When they arrived, officials reported heavy flames coming from nearly every window on the first and second floors of the home.

The homeowner, a 69-year-old man, was found by East Bridgewater Police on the front lawn suffering from burns. He was transported by ambulance to Mass. General Hospital and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

While members of the Bridgewater and Whitman fire departments responded to the scene to assist in putting out the flames, officials said the West Bridgewater Fire Department provided station coverage.

It took approximately one hour for the fire to be fully extinguished.

No other injuries were reported, and the house was determined to be a total loss. EBFD said the homeowner, who is the lone occupant of the home, will be displaced.

The cause and origin of the fire is currently under investigation.

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Written by Brit Smith

(Photo: East Bridgewater Fire/Rescue Dept.)

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