Dennis Fire - Homeowner Escapes Serious Injury in House Fire

Home significantly damaged by fire...
The scene at 8 Clarway in Dennis after a Friday evening fire. (DFD photo)

Statement from Dennis Fire Department Deputy Chief Robert Brown:

WEST DENNIS (MA) – A home owner escaped serious injury when Dennis firefighters responded to a house fire at 8 Clarway at 7:30pm. Friday, January 24th. 

Upon arrival firefighters found fire ripping up the rear of the single-story ranch style house. The fire was spotted by a neighbor who called the fire department. The home was occupied at the time by owner Thelma Pageau, who stated she heard “some popping sounds”.

The fire engulfed a gas meter and electrical meter on the rear of the building. The fire then extended into the kitchen area and up into the attic by the time firefighters extinguished the blaze.

The owner was evaluated at the scene by paramedics and refused any other services. No firefighters were hurt during the fire.

The home has an assessed value of over $300,000 and suffered significant damage.

Initial investigation is leaning towards careless disposal. The fire does not appear to be suspicious at this time.

The Yarmouth fire department assisted at the scene while Harwich fire department handled some medical calls in town at the time of the fire. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on