Lakeville home destroyed by fire

SE Mass

LAKEVILLE, Mass. (WPRI) — Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that tore through a Lakeville home Friday evening.

Crews responded to the cabin, located on Howland Road, around 6 p.m. and found it fully engulfed in flames.

“Within a half-mile, you could see a large glow in the sky,” Lakeville Fire Chief Michael O’Brien said. “You could see that the house was well involved with fire.”

O’Brien tells Eyewitness News while the fire was knocked down relatively quickly, the house has been deemed a total loss.

“We don’t have municipal water in the area, so we had to call mutual aid in and have water trucked into the scene,” O’Brien said.

No one was injured, however, two cats and a dog died in the fire.

O’Brien said the man who lived in the cabin is distraught over the loss of his home.

“It also spread to his work truck. He’s a contractor, so, unfortunately, he also lost his livelihood,” O’Brien said.

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