Dighton Fire Department Battles Two-Alarm Trailer Fire
Four pets were killed in a trailer fire in Dighton this afternoon.
According to Chief Christopher Maguy, the Dighton Fire Department responded to a trailer fire outside of a home at 3025 Elm Street at about 4:21 p.m. Maguy said the trailer was parked about 200 feet from the road and fully ablaze when firefighters arrived.
“Despite challenges establishing a water supply given the distance from the road and the absence of fire hydrants in this location, fire crews were able to make a fast attack on the fire, and they knocked the fire down quickly,” he said. “A second alarm was struck for manpower and additional water tankers.”
There were no injuries, but Maguy said “four domestic pets perished inside the trailer.” He did not specify what species they were.
Fire crews from Berkley, Rehoboth, Swansea and Somerset provided mutual aid, and the Providence canteen truck provided aid to firefighters.
Maguy said the cause of the fire is under investigation by both the Dighton Police and the Dighton Fire Department.