Family displaced after Lakeville fire

Apr 14, 2024

LAKEVILLE — A family of four was displaced after a fire broke out at their home on 16 Bernards Way Saturday, April 13, the Lakeville Fire Department reported

The fire was discovered at about 5 p.m. when a neighborhood child saw fire coming from a window on the back side of the house.

Firefighters were faced with heavy smoke and zero visibility. When the source of the fire was located, crews quickly extinguished the remaining fire.

No injuries were reported, Fire Chief Michael O’Brien said. 

The family was not home at the time of the fire. The home was uninhabitable due to the fire damage, and the Red Cross assisted the family with securing shelter for the night.

An attached neighboring home in the duplex was not damaged but the residents were temporarily displaced due to elevated carbon monoxide levels. The neighbor’s home was ventilated and made safe to be inhabited.

This was the first call for the department’s new tower ladder and the first fire for new Firefighters P.J. Machunski and Brett Morse.

The family that discovered the fire were no strangers to the department. The Delisle family was recently assisted by the department after the birth of their daughter Annabelle in their home.

The cause of the fire has not been determined but does not appear to be suspicious, O’Brien said.