House in Dartmouth destroyed by fire; no injuries reported

The home on Salters Point is a total loss.
The home on Salters Point is a total loss.Dartmouth Fire District 1

A home on Salters Point in Dartmouth that caught fire on Thursday afternoon was destroyed, according to fire officials.

No injuries were reported, according to District 1 Fire Chief Jake Bettencourt.

“There’s not a lot of folks who live down there this time of year,” he said.

Firefighters reported to 70 Naushon Ave. around 4:28 p.m. and found the home “fully involved” in flames, he said.

Bettencourt said the two-alarm fire got a “bit of a head start,” and strong winds made fighting the blaze a challenge.

“It’s out on a peninsula, and the wind was whipping across the bay,” he said. “That was assisting in feeding the fire.”


Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the home and limit damage to two adjacent homes. The windows of one neighboring house broke from the heat, and the other home suffered exterior damage and charring, he said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, he said, but “it does not look suspicious.”

Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com.