Early Sunday Morning Fire Destroys Fairhaven Athletic Club

May 07, 2018

A Sunday morning fire destroyed a decades old athletic club in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.

Fairhaven firefighters received a 911 shortly before 4 in the morning about a fire at the Thomas Livesey Memorial Club on Hopkins Street.

The rear of the building was buried in flames when firefighters arrived, and it quickly spread to the roof. The Fairhaven Fire Department said the building was destroyed.

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According to NECN, nobody was inside the 60-year-old building at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

Police and firefighters in Fairhaven along with the state Fire Marshal's Office are investigating the cause of the fire.

Authorities said the Livesey Memorial Club served both youth and adult sports teams in the community since the 1950s.

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The cause of the fire has yet to be determined and the State Fire Marshal’s Office and Fairhaven Fire are investigating.

How do we protect ourselves from house fires?

Fires can go from seemingly harmless events to blazing infernos in as little as two minutes. Surprisingly, it's not the flames that are what we should be worried about, it's the extreme heat produced by the enormous flames; the super-heated air can burn your lungs when inhaled and melt the clothes you're wearing.

The smoke and toxic gases claim the most lives in house fires. As a fire burns through a home, it produces poisonous gases that cause confusion and/or disorientation.

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To make matters worse, fires consume all of the oxygen in the air, making breathing extremely difficult. As a result, asphyxiation is the number one cause of deaths in fires.

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