Pembroke: No Injuries after Barn Fire

Pembroke firefighters check for hot spots after the barn fire on Pleasant Street. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Pembroke firefighters check for hot spots after the barn fire on Pleasant Street. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

 

There were no injuries after a barn fire at the rear of a home in Pembroke.

Around 11:30 Saturday morning, the fire department received the call from police for the fire, which took place near 300 Pleasant Street.

As Fire Chief Mike Hill arrived, he saw heavy smoke from the High Street intersection.

He said the barn was fully-involved with fire, and was climbing a nearby 80-foot tall pine tree. With everyone out of the barn, it became a defensive operation.

“There was nothing we could do for the building itself,” said Hill. “Our main concern was the garage right behind me.”

The two-story barn had collapsed and about a quarter acre of nearby brush caught fire. The fire was contained to just that area.

“The heavy fire was knocked down in less than 30 minutes,” said Hill. “We had to get underneath the roof and everything that had collapsed on top of it.”

Hanover provided station coverage during the incident.

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.