WAREHAM — Two firefighters were injured on duty while responding to a two-alarm fire Sunday afternoon.
The Onset Fire Department received a report of a chimney fire at an address on North Boulevard at 1:33 p.m., the department said in a statement Sunday night. Upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke and fire coming from the residence.
A second alarm was called when the fire increased on the second floor, the statement said.
Fire crews were able to knock down the fire in 45 minutes, but crews remained on scene for several hours afterward to finish extinguishing the fire and assist in retrieving property, according to the statement.
Approximately 43 department personnel were called to the scene in total. Two firefighters injured on scene were transported to Tobey Hospital for treatment and have since been released, the statement said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation but is not believed to be suspicious, the department said in the statement. The fire resulted in significant damage to the residence and a “significant loss of property.”
The Bourne, Wareham, Carver, and Plymouth fire departments assisted Onset firefighters at the scene. Wareham police, Wareham EMS and the town’s Inspectional Services department also responded to the scene, the statement said.