Fire destroys West Wareham home, displaces family
A fire at 33 Long Boat Road in West Wareham displaced three adults and one cat early in the morning of Monday, July 26. Another cat perished in the fire.
The Wareham Fire Department received several calls about the home at 2:17 a.m. An engine, along with off-duty career and volunteer firefighters, responded to the scene.
Two more engines and a ladder company quickly arrived to help fight the blaze.
The fire was largely extinguished by 3 a.m., leaving the home with extensive damage. A neighboring home was lightly damaged.
The Red Cross is helping the family find shelter.
The surviving cat, Jasmine, was found by Captain Chip Beblois and Firefighter Chris McIntosh, and received oxygen with help from Department of Natural Resources Director Garry Buckminster.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but is not believed to be suspicious.