Suspected air conditioner fire guts Cleveland Way apartment in Wareham

Jul 26, 2018

A fire gutted a first floor apartment at 15 Cleveland Way on Thursday, July 26, leaving the building unsafe for habitation, according to fire officials.

Wareham Police, emergency services, Wareham and Onset firefighters all responded to the call for a possible air conditioner fire at the apartment around 11:18 a.m.

The Bourne Fire Department provided assistance with the Plymouth Fire Department stepping in to provide coverage for Onset.

A dog was safely removed from the apartment and placed in the care of Animal Control Officer Cheryl Gorveatt-Dill in stable condition.

Crews were able to confine the fire to the apartment of origin within 20 minutes of arrival. No injuries were reported.

The condition of the building following the fire prompted Wareham's Inspectional Services Department to deem it unsafe for habitation. The definitive cause of the fire is still under investigation and is not believed to be suspicious in nature, officials said.