Oak Bluffs firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in a house off New York avenue Friday afternoon.

Firefighters from Edgartown and Tisbury joined the response to the house fire on Chickawaukee Street and New York avenue. There were no injuries and nobody was home at the time of the fire, according to fire officials.

Firefighters from three Island departments responded. — Sara Brown

Oak Bluffs fire chief John Rose said a passerby noticed the fire and called it in to the fire department around 1 p.m. Friday. The fire appeared to have a started in a bedroom of the single-story white home, he said, and heavy flames were coming through the window.

The fire was quickly knocked down by the first firefighters that responded, Chief Rose said, and the damage was contained to the side of the house where the fire began. There is heavy smoke damage to the home, he said.

Homeowner Claudette Robinson was on the scene as firefighters rolled up hoses and sprayed the area where the fire started with heavy foam. Ms. Robinson said she is a workaholic and rarely leaves her house during the day, but on Friday she decided to go into town to have lunch. A friend had chest pains and they were waiting for the bus to the hospital when a neighbor called . “He said, ‘your house is engulfed in flames,’” Mrs. Robinson said.

Mrs. Robinson said she was waiting to have the room where the fire started boarded up, and she hoped to be able to get her computer from inside the house. She said she would stay at Martha’s Vineyard Resort, the inn next door that she also owns.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

“It was a phenomenal response in the middle of the day,” Chief Rose said. He said he was working on Barnes Road when the call came in. Four minutes later, when he got near the fire station, rescue trucks and engines were on their way to the scene.