Dighton Fire Department battles dual alarm trailer fire

Four pets were killed in a trailer fire in Dighton this afternoon.

According to Chief Christopher Maguy, the Dighton Fire Department responded to a trailer fire outside a home at 3025 Elm Street around 4:21 p.m. Maguy said the trailer was parked about 200 feet away. off the road and completely on fire when firefighters arrived.

“Despite the difficulties in establishing a water supply given the distance from the road and the absence of fire hydrants at this location, fire crews were able to attack the fire quickly and put it out quickly,” did he declare. “A second alarm has been raised for additional manpower and tankers.”

There were no injuries, but Maguy said “four pets perished inside the trailer.” He did not specify what species it was.

Fire crews from Berkley, Rehoboth, Swansea and Somerset provided mutual aid, and the Providence food truck provided aid to firefighters.

Maguy said the cause of the fire is being investigated by Dighton Police and the Dighton Fire Department.

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