West Bridgewater Firefighters Battle Flames, Frozen Hydrants, Icy Conditions

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WEST BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – Firefighters in West Bridgewater had to battle frigid conditions as flames tore through a home early Thursday morning.

The overnight fire destroyed a home on Ash Street. Two people were inside the home when the fire broke out. Both managed to escape safely along with a family dog that was inside the house.

Firefighters had to contend with frozen hydrants and slippery conditions.

“Every place where you spray water is going to freeze. Usually what happens is the scene becomes just a giant skating rink. So now you have to be concerned with slip and fall injuries, West Bridgewater Fire Chief Leonard Hunt said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

(Photo from Jim Smith)

(Photo from Jim Smith)

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