2nd Alarm House Fire Drum Lane

Shortly before 9:30 a.m. Friday Harwich Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a reported structure fire at the corner of Pleasant Lake Avenue (Route 124) and Drum Lane. Upon arrival of first due units, fire was blowing out of the first-floor doors and windows and spreading rapidly throughout the large two-and-a-half story residential structure. Due to the very active fire throughout the structure, difficult access to the front and rear of the building due to heavy brush and material in the yard and apparent hoarding conditions throughout the building, the Incident Commander made the decision to fight the fire from the exterior using large-diameter hand lines, deck guns and elevated master streams.