A fire Friday night at 56 Dundee Drive in Marshfield, that broke out around 6:20 p.m., caused smoke, electrical and water damage, and the house was determined to be uninhabitable.
The fire in the house, where Joseph and Danielle Amaral and their four children lived, broke out near the home’s gas-fired water heater.
A friend of the occupants of the home said he heard a loud banging sound and the smoke detectors then activated.
When fire crews arrived, there was heavy smoke showing from the attic and roof of the one-story home.
The fire was knocked down quickly with firefighters remaining on scene until 9:00 p.m.
The Building Commissioner and plumbing inspectors were called to the scene and assisted in the investigation.
No injuries were reported to either the occupants of the house or to firefighters.
The Red Cross provided temporary housing for the family.