HANSON–The Hanson Fire Department extinguished a house fire Wednesday evening, according to Hanson Fire Chief Jerome Thompson.
The Regional Old Colony Communications Center received a report of a house fire at 66 High Street around 7:45 p.m. The first responding firefighters arrived to find heavy fire in an enclosed area under a rear porch of a home, which sits off the road. Firefighters gained entry to the home and knocked down the fire.
All of the occupants were out of the home when firefighters arrived. Paramedics evaluated one of the occupants at the scene for a minor injury, but the occupant was not transported to a hospital. No other injuries were reported.
The enclosed area under the porch suffered heavy fire damage. The home is uninhabitable due to heavy smoke damage.
The American Red Cross is assisting two adults and three children who lived in the home.
A working fire assignment brought firefighters from Whitman, Pembroke and Halifax to the scene to assist. Hanover firefighters provided station coverage. Hanson Police provided traffic control.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Hanson Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s office. The fire doesn’t appear to be suspicious at this time.