Two pets perish in Bridgewater fire that caused $150,000 damage to farm buildings

A Bridgewater firefighter checks to make sure the fire is out in an outbuilding at 10 Pine St. Two family pets were killed in a two-alarm fire today that caused an estimated $150,000 in damage.
A Bridgewater firefighter checks to make sure the fire is out in an outbuilding at 10 Pine St. Two family pets were killed in a two-alarm fire today that caused an estimated $150,000 in damage.Credit: George Rizer for The Boston Globe

It’s unclear what caused a fire that killed two family pets in Bridgewater this morning, Bridgewater Deputy Fire Chief Tom Levy said.

At 5:55 a.m., Bridgewater firefighters received a 911 call for a structure fire at 10 Pine St. The two-alarm blaze overcame a large, 60-foot construction trailer before spreading to two shed buildings and a 2.5-story, wood-frame, two-car garage.

No firefighters were injured, but two family dogs perished. There were other farm animals on the premises that were not affected by the fire.

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The trailer, sheds, and garage, all roughly 15 feet apart from each other, were all a “total loss” in the blaze, Levy said. He estimated the fire had caused $150,000 in damage.

The garage was not attached to the house, which only sustained minor heat damage, thanks to the work of firefighters, Levy said.

The fire appears to have started near the trailer, which apparently was being used for agricultural purposes like egg storage, Levy said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, though it does not appear to be suspicious, he said.

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