Firefighters Respond to Small Blaze at Newes Pub
Noah Asimow

Edgartown firefighters were called out to the Newes pub Monday night for what turned out to be a small fire outside the downtown restaurant. No one was hurt.

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Oak Bluffs Firefighters Quickly Put Out Boat Fire
Noah Asimow

A 24-foot powerboat caught fire in the Oak Bluffs harbor just off East Chop Drive early Tuesday, unleashing large plumes of smoke and an array of sirens.

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Small Restaurant Fire, Large Traffic Jam Near Five Corners Tuesday
Holly Pretsky

A small cooking explosion at Vineyard Carribbean Cuisine drew a full emergency response on Tuesday afternoon, snarling traffic at Five Corners.

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Oak Bluffs Wharf is Kindled into Destructive Fire
Joseph Chase Allen
A spectacular blaze, the cause of which is not definitely determined, destroyed the freight she and outer end of the Oak Bluffs steamboat wharf late Wednesday afternoon, involving a loss of property owned by Vincent’s Fish Market, on the dock property, the value of which was set at $30,000 and a loss to the Steamship Authority, covered by insurance, not yet even approximated. The fish market equipment was uninsured, according to David Vincent, the proprietor.
 
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West Tisbury Home Is Total Loss from Fire
Holly Pretsky

A home off Old County Road in West Tisbury was destroyed in a Saturday morning fire. No one was hurt.

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Island Community Rallies in Wake of Flat Point Farm Fire
Holly Pretsky
In the days following the fire at Flat Point Farm, the Island community responded with multiple deliveries of hay and feed for the surviving animals, over $70,000 donated in an online fundraising drive.
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Firefighters Quell Blaze at Harbor View Hotel
Steve Myrick

Edgartown firefighters responded to a fire at the Harbor View Hotel in frigid conditions late Wednesday evening and found a stubborn blaze.

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Ocean View Hotel is Destroyed by Fire in the Night
Vineyard Gazette
The Ocean View Hotel, one of the landmarks of Oak Bluffs, was completely destroyed by fire in the early hours of this morning, as firemen from three towns fought in a brutal 7-degree temperature to contain the blaze.
 
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Playhouse Destroyed Main Street Periled
Vineyard Gazette
Fire turned the Edgartown Playhouse into a furious inferno Monday night, and three hours after the discovery of the blaze the large, forty-one year old building was completely devastated, despite the long and tireless efforts of firefighters from three towns who poured tons and tons of water into the theatre.
 
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Post Office Burned
Vineyard Gazette
On Sunday night the Postoffice building at West Tisbury was burned to the ground. The fire was caused by an overheated chimney in an ell of the main building, Mr. James P. West and family occupying this tenement. Mrs. P. L. Cleveland occupied another part of the building, while the postoffice was on the lower floor. All the government property of the value was saved. Mrs. Cleveland wishes to thank all the kind neighbors and friends who so bravely assisted her at the time of the fire, and she assures them their efforts are greatly appreciated.
 
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