01/01/2018 - PEMBROKE, MASSACHUSETTS (PLYMOUTH COUNTY) - Around 1140 hours on New Years Day, Monday, January 1, 2018 the Pembroke Fire Department responded to a reported building fire at 22 Furnace Lane. Companies arrived to find heavy fire in a 1.5-story wood framed dwelling. A working fire was requested, and a mutual aid engine from Hanson responded to the scene. Crews stretched multiple hand lines and advanced into the structure but heavy fire soon took over the first and second floors of the house. All companies were eventually pulled from the building, and crews went to defensive operations. Multiple hand lines were stretched on each side of the approximately 20' x 40' dwelling. Pembroke's ladder pipe was utilized to try to extinguish heavy fire on floor-2. Crews remained on-scene for several hours continuing to check for and extinguish hot spots. In addition to the heavy fire conditions in the home, companies also had to battle bitter cold with temperatures in the single digits, which fell below zero with the wind chill. The occupant of the house was not home when the flames broke out just before noon. Mutual aid from Hanson was utilized on-scene as well as from the Massachusetts DFS Rehab Unit. Hanover and Kingston companies were utilized for station coverage. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.