Extensive Forest Fire
Vineyard Gazette

The forest fire which races across the large section of the island known as “The Plains” lasted two days and burned through to West Tisbury. More than 200 men had a hard fight before the flames were subdued.

Two and a half hours from the start the fire reached Pine farm, owned by Ariel B. Scott, where the flames claimed a barn, destroyed a corn crib, hen houses and a building in which were two incubators, wagon and tools and a flock of hens.

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Forest Fire
Vineyard Gazette

Last Sunday, at about ten o’clock, with a high wind blowing from the westward, afterwards more southerly, a fire started in Quampacha Bottom, on Dr. Fisher’s Road, so called, and about one mile in from the highway leading to West Tisbury, and soon gathering headway begun a career of galloping destruction through the Bottom lands for some three miles, coming out on the Vineyard Haven road at various points between the Jeremiah Weeks farm, now owned by David S. Beetle, and a point to the north of Wilbur’s corner.

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Report Shows Dukes County at High Risk for Wildfire
A newly-released wildfire protection plan for Dukes County has identified all six towns on Martha’s Vineyard as high risk for wildfire.
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Boat Fire in Lagoon Pond Sees Quick Response
A boat fire on Lagoon Pond Wednesday afternoon saw an all-out response from firefighters and emergency personnel on both sides of the pond. The call came in at around 2:25 p.m., police said.
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Firefighters Stamp Out Large Brush Fire Near State Forest
Edgartown, West Tisbury and state firefighters banded together to stamp out a large brush fire near the Pohogonot Farm on Wednesday, battling the blaze throughout the afternoon.
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Harbor Landing Hotel Evacuated After Fuse Short Circuits
Aaron Wilson

The Harbor Landing Hotel in Vineyard Haven had to be evacuated Thursday night after a fuse short-circuited and filled the lobby of the building with smoke.

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Severe Drought Keeps Island Firefighters on High Alert
Maia Coleman
After two brush fires scorched acres of land in Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury this week, state and local fire officials are on particularly high alert.
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Stubborn Oak Bluffs Brush Fire Tests Firefighters
Maia Coleman
A stubborn brush fire near the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Oak Bluffs burned a large area of pitch pine woodland Monday morning, and then flared up again twice in the afternoon.
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Tisbury Firefighters Quickly Quell Blaze at Rocco’s Pizza
Louisa Hufstader
A minor fire at Rocco’s Pizzeria in the Tisbury Marketplace Tuesday did no damage to the building, Tisbury fire chef Greg Leland told the Gazette Wednesday morning.
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Chilmark Garage Fire Is Put Out Quickly
Firefighters from Chilmark and West Tisbury quickly quelled a garage fire off South Road Thursday evening.
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