Bridgewater: Fire kills two dogs, destroys buildings

A fire in Bridgewater Wednesday morning killed two family pets and caused extensive property damage.

Bridgewater Deputy Fire Chief Tom Levy says a neighbor called to report a fire at 10 Pine street at around 5:55 a.m. Wednesday. Levy was the first on scene and found heavy fire in a 2 ½ story wood-frame garage near a main residence.

Levy says they believe the fire began in 60-foot construction trailer, which was being used to house agricultural equipment and animals. The fire then appears to have spread into several sheds and into the garage, but did not extend into the residence.

Levy says they brought in five engines and tower truck and mutual aid from Raynham, and the fire was knocked down around 7:30 a.m.

There was no damage to the main residence and no humans were injured, but two family dogs sustained fatal injuries. Levy says the buildings are a total loss and estimates the damage at more than $100,000.

He says the Bridgewater Fire Department is still investigating, but the fire does not appear to be suspicious at this time.

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