Sandwich House Fire
Fire tore through a business and home at 40 Route 6-A in Sandwich Friday afternoon completely gutting the structure.
The home housed Cape Cod Bicycle which rents bikes during the tourist season.
The blaze went to two alarms bringing assistance from several surrounding towns.
The fire was knocked down into about 90 minutes of arrival and crews remained on the scene for 4 hours conducting extensive over hall and salvage operations.
Route 6-A in the vicinity of the blaze was closed for several hours.
A statement from Sandwich Deputy Fire Chief Timothy McMahon says the house appears to be a total loss with a damage estimate of 350-thousand dollars.
One person was at home at the time of the fire and escaped without serious injuries, however several dogs and other pets died in the intense blaze.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshall and the Sandwich Fire Department.