The Plainville, Mass. Fire Department responded to a house fire on West Bacon St. on Oct. 24. Enroute to the fire, the first due engine crew saw smoke showing in the distance. They found a one and a half story cape-style house with heavy fire in an attached garage at the rear of the house. Firefighters were able to make entry into the house to perform a primary search, which turned up negative. The house was an occupied dwelling.
Firefighters had to quickly retreat from the burning house as conditions rapidly deteriorated. Crews set large lines outside the house and went to an exterior attack. Several rooms inside the house were well-involved due to an extremely heavy fire load. Crews had a difficult time getting to the windows due to overgrown shrubs.
It was determined that the occupant of the house was not home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported. Crews from North Attleboro and Wrentham assisted at the fire. The fire was under control in about an hour. The incident is under investigation.