Webster Fire Started By Christmas Display
Just after 2AM on Saturday, crews from the Webster Police and Fire Departments were called to a home on Birch Island Road with reports of smoke in the basement.
Upon arrival, authorities spotted a fire on the porch and were able to quickly extinguish it. After further investigation, firefighters believe a spotlight being used to illuminate Christmas decorations may have fallen onto the deck and ignited it.
The fire department posted a reminder on Facebook to, “please take the time to make sure lights that produce a large amount of heat are not near anything combustible.” They also suggest trying to find a safer light to use.
There were no injuries reported. More photos from the scene are below.
Just after 2 am we were dispatched to Birch Island for reported smoke in the basement. First arriving police officers…
Posted by Webster Fire / Rescue Massachusetts on Saturday, December 8, 2018