Most meetings are being held in person, but some are still remote or virtual. Go to eastham-ma.gov and click on the meeting you are interested in to learn about meeting locations and any remote options that may be offered.
Thursday, Dec. 8
- Affordable Housing Trust, 9 a.m., Town Hall
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m., virtual
Monday, Dec. 12
- Search Committee, 10 a.m., Town Hall
- Climate Action Committee, 5 p.m., Town Hall
- Nauset Regional Joint School Committee, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesday, Dec. 13
- Conservation Commission, 8:15 a.m., Town Hall
- Library Board of Trustees, 5 p.m., Public Library
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Wednesday, Dec. 14
- Human Services Advisory Committee, 7 p.m., Town Hall
Thursday, Dec. 15
- Council on Aging Board, 9:30 a.m., Town Hall
Truck Fire Spread to House
A truck was destroyed and a house badly damaged on Dec. 2 when a pickup truck parked in the driveway at 95 Lillian Road burst into flames.
The owner of the truck started his vehicle at about 1:40 p.m. and the engine immediately caught fire, said Eastham Fire Chief Dan Keane. The truck driver called the fire dept. It took seven minutes for the chief, the only firefighter in the station at the time, to arrive with the fire engine. By then, the fire had spread to the attic of the one-story home. Firefighters returning from ambulance calls were on the scene minutes later, Keane said.
“It is pretty unusual,” Keane said. “Usually when a car fire burns down a home, it is in the garage.”
It took about one hour to extinguish the flames. Because “hot spots” had to be doused in the attic, firefighters were not finished until 5 p.m., the chief said.
A nearby fire hydrant helped a lot. Keane said firefighters used nearly 300,000 gallons of water to extinguish the blaze. A tanker truck holds 500 gallons of water.
Mutual aid from Orleans, Wellfleet, Brewster, Harwich, Yarmouth, and Chatham came to the scene. Crews from Hyannis, Harwich, and Dennis covered the Eastham station.
There were no injuries, but the fire caused $200,000 in damage, Keane stated. —K.C. Myers