Wareham, Onset fire departments battle mobile home blaze
As smoke rose into the air, a fire burned the inside of a residence at the Great Hill Estates mobile home park Thursday afternoon.
Neighbors gathered in the street along Windswept Road to watch as Wareham and Onset firefighters battled the blaze at one resident’s home.
Nearby neighbor and president of the residents association Fred Wilson said that around he saw an ambulance driving down the road of the mobile home park, which is for residents ages 55 and up.
Upon seeing the emergency crews, Wilson said he thought, “What’s that all about?”
He later left his house around 2 p.m. only to see flames coming out of a home a few doors down.
Wilson said neighbors were worried about oxygen tanks in the burning residence possibly exploding.
When a Wareham Week reporter visited the scene, there were no signs of any explosion, and no flames were visible from the street where neighbors gathered. Burn marks were visible on the outside of the residence where flames had leapt up both sides of a window’s awning.
Wareham fire official John Walcek said Thursday afternoon that no definite cause of the fire has been determined thus far.
By about 3 p.m. most neighbors had dispersed from the road, as firefighters roamed the inside of the home and sprayed it down with water.
Walcek confirmed later Thursday afternoon that two people were able to evacuate the home and no injuries have been reported, but a pet cat died in the fire.