Vineyard Haven Fire
The entire business portion of the town, as already stated, was totally destroyed on Saturday night, Aug. 11th. Twenty-six stores, thirty-two dwellings, two stables, and twelve barns and smaller buildings were burned. Desolation is abroad in the streets. Some of the sufferers have lost all; others have an inconsiderable insurance. The majority had not their property insured for more than half the nominal value. The heaviest losses perhaps fall upon the Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
 
The Mansion House will probably be rebuilt.
 
L. T.
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Firefighters Quell Quick-Moving Brush Fire in West Tisbury

A large brush fire off Takemmy Path in West Tisbury was put out Wednesday after an all-out response by firefighters. No one was harmed, though wind blew the flames within 50 feet of a nearby home.

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Early Arrivals at Fire Scene Could Judge How Narrow the Saving Margin Really Was
Only the quick action of Capt. Samuel B. Norton, the skill and equipment of the Edgartown Fire Department, the aid of the sprinkler system just installed and not ready to function automatically, and one or two elements of chance such as a lack of wind and the time at which smoke and flames appeared over and through the building, prevented the destruction of the Harbor View Ho­tel in what was so nearly a disas­trous conflagration late Wednesday afternoon.
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It Took Many Years for the Gazette to Fully Report the Tisbury Fire
The Tisbury fire, which began one summer evening in the very heart of downtown Vineyard Haven, destroyed 62 buildings valued at $200,000. Photographs of the center of the village the next morning show smears and patches of black spread across a grid of lanes and roads. Every store but one burned to the ground.
 
Samuel Keniston was an energetic editor, but one weeps over his judgment here.
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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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Oak Bluffs Woman Recovering After Sustaining Burns in House Fire

An Oak Bluffs woman who was seriously burned early Saturday morning in an Oak Bluffs house fire has been upgraded to good condition.

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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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Vineyard Haven Family Escapes Fire Unharmed

A family’s diligence practicing fire drills and working smoke detectors helped a Vineyard Haven family escape a fire on Irene’s Way in the early morning hours Thursday.

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Edgartown Restaurant Rockfish Will Reopen Sunday After Saturday Kitchen Fire

Edgartown firefighters extinguished a Saturday afternoon fire at Rockfish restaurant, the second downtown Edgartown restaurant fire in as many weekends. The restaurant at the corner of North water street and Mayhew Lane was closed for business Saturday but will reopen Sunday afternoon.

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Guest House Destroyed in Vineyard Haven House Fire

Tisbury and Oak Bluffs firefighters extinguished a fire that destroyed a guest house at a home off Border Road in Vineyard Haven late Tuesday. Pets were rescued and a tenant in the guest house is searching for a dog that may have run away after escaping the fire.

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