Katama Home Damaged in Afternoon Fire

The Edgartown fire department knocked down a Thursday afternoon fire that seriously damaged a Katama home.

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Newes Pub Hit With Second Fire in Three Days

The Newes from America was closed after a Saturday night fire drew an all-out response from firefighters. It was the second in three days, but Edgartown fire chief Peter Shemeth said the fires are unrelated.

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Firefighters Respond to Electrical Fire at Edgartown Home

Edgartown firefighters responded in force Wednesday evening to a small electrical fire at a home on Simpson’s Lane. The homeowner later thanked the town for a quick response.

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Firefighters Brave Blizzard Conditions to Quell Garage Blaze
Firefighters and emergency personnel faced high winds and driving snow Saturday at a garage fire in Edgartown.
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Edgartown Firefighters Respond to Smoky House Fire

Edgartown firefighters responded Wednesday to a smoky, stubborn house fire at 38 Pinehurst Road. Smoke drifted out of roof vents and open windows as firefighters searched for the source.

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Island First Responders Kept Busy During Crowded Fourth of July Weekend

The Fourth of July holiday weekend proved a busy time for Island first responders, who responded to several calls, including a fire in a downtown Edgartown restaurant Saturday morning.

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Downtown Edgartown Fire Contained Quickly

Edgartown firefighters swiftly contained an upper-story fire at the Atlantic Restaurant at the foot of Main street Saturday morning. Deputy fire chief Alex Schaeffer was first on the scene along with Edgartown police officer Ryan Ruley.

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Fire Calls, Concerns About Overcrowding Keep EMS Busy

Friday night capped a busy day for public safety officials around the Island. There were two fires and a major beach was closed to off-road vehicles as the Vineyard filled up with cars and people at the outset of the Fourth of July holiday.

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Fire Lieutenant Moves Up in Volunteer Ranks

The town of Edgartown has named Andrew Kelly to the position of assistant fire chief. Mr. Kelly will replace former assistant chief Scott Ellis, who announced his retirement this fall after 35 years of service to the volunteer fire department.

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Edgartown Firefighters Show Appreciation with Pancakes
A breakfast of pancakes, bacon, sausage and fruit was "on the fire house" Sunday morning.
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