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295 Service Road
Thursday   June 26, 2014  0635 hrs
Guest Photos Lt Peter Pozerski
and Ben Dottridge


       Sandwich firefighters were dispatched at approximately 0630 hours on Thursday June 26, 2014
to a reported fire at the New Bedford Waste Services company at 295 Service Road, Sandwich.

       On arrival, command reported heavy fire from a 100 x 200 steel structure. A second alarm was
quickly transmitted followed by additional alarms as crews had to make long hose lays from the
Service Road into the property. Ultimately 5 Alarms were transmitted bringing crews from several
departments to the scene and involved in mutual aid coverage assignments.

      In addition, several special units were called to the scene including foam apparatus from Sandwich, Mashpee, and Kingston. The DFS sent the ISU and a Rehab unit. As crews battled the fire for hours, there was also a concern about just what was burning and the findings of cyanide levels in the smoke which led to a Hazardous Materials Team response as well.

The fire proved very stubborn and the size of the structure required a excavator to pull it apart after portions of the building collapsed. Heavy streams were in operation for most of the day and well into the night. Smoke from the fire could be seen from a distance and drifted across the nearby Route 6. This was one of the largest fires on the Cape in a number of years.

These photos were taken by Lt. Pozerski as crews arrived and began operating.

Photos below taken by Ben Dottridge.



By Ben Dottridge