Scituate: Crews battle massive, multi-building blaze


Photo by Steven Dodrill


Four homes were destroyed by a three-alarm, wind-fueled blaze in Scituate today.

Area fire crews battled the fire in the Humarock section of Scituate, at the end of Marshfield Avenue for more than two hours on Thursday.

Marshfield, Norwell, Abington, Scituate, Cohasset and Pembroke emergency crews helped the effort to halt the blaze, which engulfed four homes before being put out.

The houses are along the seawall on Humarock Beach Road, a peninsula area near the town line with Marshfield, between Webster Street and Marshfield Ave.

The neighborhood includes vacation homes and year-round residences.

Fire officials say only one of the four homes–the one where the blaze began–was occupied, and no residents were injured.

Scituate Fire Chief Rick Judge says powerful Southwesterly winds gusting upwards of 40 mph stoked the fire.

The initial fire began around 2 p.m. Thursday. Fire officials say the resident of the home where the fire began reported that a radio in the kitchen sparked the fire, which quickly spread through the residence and then to nearby houses. Three firefighters were transported to hospitals with minor injuries.

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