SOMERSET — Two Somerset residents have been displaced after a house fire destroyed their Gertrude Street home last night.
Somerset Fire Chief Jamison Barros said no injuries were reported in the fire, which likely started with a Christmas tree in the house.
Firefighters were called out to a structure fire at 6:44 p.m. Thursday, arriving to find the house already fully ablaze and the windows blown out, according to Barros.
The crews battled the blaze from outside the home, bringing it under control before going inside to search for and extinguish remaining hot spots.
But officials said in a statement that the house is likely a total loss.
One resident was inside the building when it caught fire, and was taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.
Dighton's Fire Department assisted on the scene, and Swansea Fire Department helped with station coverage during the incident.
All units were cleared by 10:18 p.m. Thursday.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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