Rockland: Overnight Fire Leads To Road Closures, Changes School Drop Off

Credit: Whitman Fire Dept. Twitter Feed

Credit: Whitman Fire Dept. Twitter Feed


Officials say an early Tuesday morning fire in Rockland may have been caused by human activity.

The State Fire Marshal’s office says there is evidence that human activity was involved in causing the two alarm fire at 278 Reed St.

The fire was reported just before 12:30 a.m. and was well underway before fire crews arrived on scene

Mutual aid was provided by Norwell, Hingham, Abington, Hanover, and Whitman

A road closure was put into effect on lower Reed St. and drop offs at Memorial Park Elementary School were altered.

The Fire Marshal’s office says the home has been abandoned since the owner died.

Although it was for sale and shown to perspective buyers it now appears to be a total loss after the roof and the second floor crashed into the first floor.

At this time it hasn’t been determined whether the human activity was accidental or intentional. No injuries were reported.

The incident is being investigated by the Rockland Fire and Police Departments and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

In addition the team is also investigating a March 22 fire in a vacant Rockland factory which reached seven alarms and caused a power outage in town.

Anyone with information that can help investigators determine how the fire started is asked to call the Arson Hotline, 1-800-682-9229, calls are confidential and the line is operating 24-hours a day.




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