Marshfield: Fire Damages Home and Flowers by Maryellen

A fire damaged the home and Flowers by Maryellen on Ocean Street. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

A fire damaged the home and Flowers by Maryellen on Ocean Street. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

 

There were no injuries reported after a fire at a Marshfield home and flower shop.

The Fire Department responded to Flowers by Maryellen on Ocean Street around 5:45 p.m. Sunday.

Chief William Hocking says when the first crews arrived, there was significant fire on the exterior of the building.

“We struck a box for a working fire, all units responded to the scene,” said Hocking. “We are able to knock the fire down on the outside, but also enter inside and check for any occupants.”

The business is next to the Police Department. A K9 officer heard the 911 calls, and ran over to the scene. He made sure everyone was out, and got two dogs out of the home safely.

Two to three people live above the business, but they were not home at the time. The Red Cross was called in as they’ll be displaced for the time being.

“The home has significant damage, hopefully after a little work they’ll be able to open the business again,” said Hocking. “Then some more work and the residents will be allowed back in. But not tonight. At least for a couple of days.”

Hocking says the fire was quickly knocked down.  

“It did extend to the second floor,” said Hocking. “A little bit into the ceiling on the first floor, but we were able to expose the fire and extinguish it.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Hocking says it appears to be accidental in nature.

A customer log for the flower shop was singed in the fire. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

A customer log for the flower shop was singed in the fire. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Firefighters took flowers from the business. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Firefighters took flowers from the business. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

About Lenny Rowe

Lenny Rowe is one of the newest additions to the WATD News team. Lenny has won two Edward R. Murrow awards for breaking news coverage, and a Mass. Broadcasters Award in the sports feature category. He grew up in Pembroke and was an intern at WATD in 2012. A 2016 graduate from Suffolk University, Lenny now lives in Rockland. Outside of WATD, Lenny covers high school sports for The Boston Globe. Lenny can be reached at Lenny.Rowe30@Gmail.com.