Vehicle burns inside Municipal Maintenance Dept.

By Matthew Bernat | Sep 22, 2016
A vehicle fire inside the Wareham Municipal Maintenance building prompted police and fire crews to respond on Thursday night.

Wareham and state officials are investigating what caused a fire that destroyed a town truck on Thursday night.

Assistant Chief John Kelley said Wareham Police, State Police the Fire Marshall’s office and Wareham Fire are looking into the event, which occurred at approximately 7 p.m. inside the Municipal Maintenance Building.

“Right now we’re trying to determine exactly what caused the fire,” said Kelley.

Upon arrival, Kelley said heavy smoke was seen coming out of the Municipal Maintenance Building. One of the town’s bucket trucks, used for tree work, was burning.

One town employee at the scene appeared to be uninjured, but was taken to Tobey Hospital for evaluation as a precaution.

The Municipal Maintenance Department is located at 95 Charge Pond Road.


Comments (4)
Posted by: bob | Sep 24, 2016 08:07

Hope the town has insurance on the very seldom used bucket......

Posted by: brazz | Sep 24, 2016 10:41

Towns are usually self-insured.

Posted by: cranky pants | Sep 26, 2016 13:55

Bah, it's not that bad. It will buff out.

Posted by: bob | Sep 27, 2016 11:52

over-ride over-ride.......

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