The state fire marshal’s office is assisting in the investigation of a house fire in Rockland, Monday, March 12.
At 1:07 p.m., Rockland firefighters encountered heavy fire coming from the rear and basement of a single family home at 8 Melrose Circle North.
Melrose Circle is a residential street, to the southwest of Oceanside High School, divided through the middle by Lawn Avenue.
As first on scene, Rockland Fire Chief Chris Whytock instigated the chain of communication, starting with A-Shift and other personnel who happened to be at the station for an EMS class.
Upon arrival, the team placed two handlines into operation.
“A quick knock down of the initial fire was done and members entered the main floor to put the fire out that had extended into the top floor and attic area,” Whytock wrote in his report. “Members from Rockport Fire and Thomaston Fire assisted on scene to control the fire spread. In all, about 1,000 gallons of water was applied before the fire was fully extinguished.”