Single-Family Brockton (MA) Home Uninhabitable After Fire Causes Significant Damage

Firefighters on a hoseline

Cody Shepard

The Enterprise, Brockton, Mass.


Mar. 23—BROCKTON — A fire that is believed to have started outside a home worked its way inside, causing significant damage and leaving the single-family house uninhabitable early Tuesday morning, officials said.

The Brockton Fire Department responded to 34 Elsie Road about 1:11 a.m. for a report of a house fire.

When firefighters arrived, fire was showing from the rear corner of the house.

“They did have fire in the rear of the building, a one-story Campanelli,” said fire Capt. Stephen McLean. “There was a back deck to the house that was fully involved in fire and it was extending into the main part of the building.”

Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Galligan quickly struck a working fire assignment, bringing additional help to the scene.

“Eventually the fire made its way into the attic space and burned throughout the attic,” McLean said. “It made the house uninhabitable.”

Although the official cause and origin of the fire are under investigation, investigators are leaning toward the fire beginning on the back deck, McLean said.

The residents, who were home at the time, safely escaped the house and there were no injuries to residents or firefighters, McLean said.

The residents of the home are displaced as a result of the fire, he said. It wasn’t clear how many people live at the home and whether they were receiving assistance from the Red Cross or had a place to stay.

The fire remains under investigation.

Enterprise senior reporter Cody Shepard can be reached by email at You can follow him on Twitter at @cshepard_ENT.


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