Heat from a metal wood stove pipe caused an attic fire at a home on Monument Neck Road.
At 5:22 PM, on Sunday, December 1, Bourne fire personnel responded to the scene of the fire at 16 Monument Neck Road. They found the fire burning in an unfinished attic. It was caused by a metal pipe that had been extended into the attic from a wood stove in the kitchen, fire officials said. The pipe had overheated.
Firefighters estimated that the fire caused $30,000 to $40,000 worth of damage to the house. It took firefighters about two hours to knock down a portion of the kitchen wall and ceiling to make sure that flames had not spread.
As of 6:50 PM on Sunday, the fire had been extinguished.
Public records show that the house is a four-bedroom home with an assessed value of $438,700.
Mutual aid was requested and provided by the fire departments from Mashpee, Onset, and Falmouth. Firefighters from those departments manned the Bourne stations while Bourne firefighters worked the house fire.