Fire At Falmouth Housing Corporation

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a Falmouth Housing Corporation on Main Street.

Falmouth firefighters extinguished a Main Street structure fire Thursday evening, June 10, while helping some of the occupants to safety.

The department responded at 7:50 PM to a Falmouth Housing Corporation mixed-use building at 704 Main Street after passersby reported seeing heavy smoke and flames on the second-floor balcony, according to a statement on the fire and rescue’s Facebook page.

There were no reported injuries. All occupants either got out on their own or were assisted to safety by firefighters, according to the fire department.

The fire was under control shortly after 8 PM. Six to eight apartments on the second and third floors sustained water, heat, and smoke damage. South Shore Early Education and Cranberry Nail Spa were damaged as well, Deputy Fire Chief Scott Thrasher said.

Most of the building occupants were able to return to their apartments. The Falmouth Housing Corporation made accommodations for tenants that were displaced.

The cause is under investigation.

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