Pet Cat Perishes in Wareham Fire
The Wareham Fire Department battled a fast-moving fire this afternoon at a home on Windswept Road that claimed the life of the family’s cat.
According to the WFD, firefighters responded at 2:22 p.m. today to the reported fire. Chief John Kelley and Assistant Chief Patrick Haskell arrived within minutes of the call, followed quickly by Captain Micky Bird and the crew of Engine 5, which knocked the fire down quickly.
Also reporting to the scene was Engine 4, Engine 3, and Tower 1, along with Onset Fire Chief Jeff Osswald. An Onset Fire engine covered the Main Street Station while firefighters battled the blaze.
A spokesperson for the WFD said there were no injuries in the fire, but that a pet cat did perish in the blaze. The two people that were in the home at the time of the fire were able to escape before firefighters arrived.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but the spokesperson said it does not appear to be suspicious in nature.
"The firefighters did a great job attacking the fire during the humid weather, however, sadly, a family pet died and a resident was displaced,” Chief Kelley said.