Round Pond Road Home Damaged In Early-Morning Fire
Fire crews from six stations battled flames for 40 minutes in a waterfront Little Compton home this morning.
No one was injured, but a Round Pond Road home is uninhabitable after Little Compton firefighters battled a blaze for 40 minutes this morning.
The house, located at 99 Round Pond Road, was unoccupied at the time of the fire.
The single-story waterfront home caught fire around 6:30 a.m. and by the time firefighters arrived it was engulfed in flames, according to Fire Chief Richard Petrin.
"There was heavy fire when we arrived, but the engine crew knocked most of it out from inside then went inside to extinguish the blaze," said Petrin.
The fire was mostly contained to two the the home's three bedrooms and was extinguished shortly after 7 a.m. today. It is uninhabitable as a result of fire and water damage, said Petrin.
Petrin could not speculate as to how the fire started, but said the state fire marshal and Little Compton Police Det. Srgt. John Faria were conducting an investigation.
Round Pond Road was almost entirely washed away during Hurricane Sandy last Monday, Oct. 29, but reconstruction efforts made it passable for fire apparatus to reach the home on fire.
Tiverton, Westport, Portsmouth, Middletown and Warren departments turned up to assist in battling the flames while a Bristol rescue and a Dartmouth engine covered Little Compton's station.
An earlier version of this story cited Srgt. Faria's name and rank incorrectly, Patch regrets the error.