Heavy house fire on Monack Road in Onset causes power outages on street

Sep 03, 2017
Photo by: Lydia Goerner A large fire at 8 Monack Road Sunday caused three people to be evacuated, a neighbor said.

On Sunday at around 5 p.m., a fire at 8 Monack Road in Onset was reported. Emergency broadcasts indicated heavy flames and smoke coming from the house.

According to a neighbor, who wished to remain unnamed, the fire started in the front of the house on the porch. The neighbor said he noticed smoke in the building about half an hour before Onset Fire arrived. The department was dispatched at 5:08 p.m. and arrived at the home at 5:10, said Chief Ray Goodwin.

The neighbor said three people were in the back of the house when the fire started, but there were no injuries, according to emergency broadcasts.

Paul Sweeney, who also lives on Monack Road, said his house lost power at around 5:15 p.m. and that power was out on the whole street.

Wareham Week will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.

Responders work to put out the fire on Monack Road. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
A woman watches the fire in her family's home. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
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