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Firefighters battle 3-alarm blaze in Wellfleet for seven hours

A commercial garage and several vehicles in Wellfleet were destroyed by a 3-alarm fire late Sunday night, according to the Eastham Fire Department.

Firefighters were called to a construction excavation company located at 2318 Route 6, at 11 p.m. Sunday. Eastham Fire Captain William Sprague said Eastham firefighters provided mutual aid to their colleagues in neighboring Wellfleet.

Wellfleet fire officials were not available to discuss the major fire early Monday.

Sprague said the fire was especially difficult to fight because the garage wasn’t near any fire hydrants in the Cape Cod town. Tankers and engines had to carry water to the scene, he said.

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“It’s very manpower- and vehicle-intensive just because we have to physically bring the water to the fire rather than just go to a hydrant and get all we need,” Sprague said. “So that did make the fire more difficult to fight.”

Sprague said he wasn’t aware of any injuries as of Monday morning.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


Sophia Eppolito can be reached at sophia.eppolito@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @SophiaEppolito.