4-Alarm Fire Overnight in Bridgewater Deemed Suspicious

State officials are investigating a massive blaze that burned through one home and damage at least one other building in Bridgewater last night.

WBZ-TV reported that crews responded to a building on Broad Street in the early hours of Tuesday morning and found a tremendous fire that had engulfed one building and began spreading to a second. Both buildings were vacant and have been for a number of years.

Fire officials are concerned an arsonist may be behind the fire.

Crews rang four alarms and NECN reported that it ultimately took 10 ladder trucks from eight different fire departments to knock down the blaze. The first building was completely destroyed, leaving only the foundation. The second building also sustained serious damage. One firefighter suffered a minor leg injury while battling the fire and was sent to Brockton Hospital for treatment.


WHDH reported that fire officials said they consider the fire suspicious after they responded to a number of small fires set simultaneously in the same vacant home last week. In fact, the report added that fire crews were at the home on Monday to perform an exercise because they were concerned this possible arsonist would try again.

Arson investigators and K9 units were on the scene Tuesday morning to begin looking into the fire.

Here are several photos from the scene overnight:

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