The cause of a Saturday night house fire in Oak Bluffs is still unknown this week but Oak Bluffs fire chief Pete Forend said on Thursday that there was no indication that foul play was involved.
Chief Forend said that about 40 Edgartown, Tisbury and Oak Bluffs firefighters responded to the 79 Linton avenue home of Maurice O’Connor and Beth Blankenship at 7:30 p.m. last Saturday. They took just over an hour to get the fire under control, staying until 11:30 p.m. to fight the blaze. No one was hurt.
Mr. Forend said that the two story house, under renovation at the time, was completely destroyed.
“It’s a total loss,” he said on Thursday. The state fire marshall is currently investigating the cause of the fire but Chief Forend said that the fire does not appear to be suspicious.
“There’s no reason to think there was foul play,” he said.