Kingston: Early morning fire sends couple to hospital

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A Kingston couple awoke this morning just after 5AM and found their home engulfed in flames. A fire started on the left side of their house on Country Way in Kingston inside a three-season porch.

According to Deputy Fire Chief Mark Douglass, flames quickly spread from the first floor to the attic—completely destroying the interior of the home, “It appears to be a total loss, insurance of course will determine that but from my experience [it’s] a total loss.”

The two Kingston residents, who’ve lived in their Country Way home for the past 40 years, were able to exit the house on their own but both suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to South Shore Hospital.

The State Fire Marshal is currently investigating the cause but Douglass is unsure if the early morning fire is the work of Hurricane Sandy. “There were reports of some power outages mid to late afternoon and early evening and as far we know the power had been restored as of about 6PM perhaps a little after that,” says Douglass

The Kingston Deputy Fire Chief believes it’s unlikely that the two-alarm fire was suspicious of any type.

10 Country Way, Kingston

About Trisha McNeilly

With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.