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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In Aftermath of Fatal Fire, Officals Stress Preparation

Victims of a house fire in Edgartown that claimed the life of 32-year-old David Cleary last week have received an outpouring of support from the community, including an online fundraising campaign that has raised thousands of dollars.

House Destroyed, One Fatality in Edgartown Fire

A 32-year-old man died late Wednesday night in a house fire in Edgartown, according to police, and two other occupants were injured. Police said an investigation has concluded that the fire was started by improper disposal of smoking materials.