Fires

Harbor Landing Hotel Evacuated After Fuse Short Circuits

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.

Severe Drought Keeps Island Firefighters on High Alert

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.

Stubborn Oak Bluffs Brush Fire Tests Firefighters

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.

Tisbury Firefighters Quickly Quell Blaze at Rocco’s Pizza

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.

Chilmark Garage Fire Is Put Out Quickly

Firefighters from Chilmark and West Tisbury quickly quelled a garage fire off South Road Thursday evening.

Fire Destroys Garage on West Spring Street Vineyard Haven

Tisbury firefighters quickly contained a fully involved garage fire in the West Spring street neighborhood Tuesday night. No one was injured and two dogs were safe.

Threat of Wildfire Prompts Discussion, Planning on the Vineyard

Recent catastrophic wildfires in California have sown concern on Martha’s Vineyard, where there is concern the 5,000-acre Manuel F. Correllus State Forest is becoming a tinder box.

Firefighters Respond to Small Blaze at Newes Pub

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.

Oak Bluffs Firefighters Quickly Put Out Boat Fire

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.

Small Restaurant Fire, Large Traffic Jam Near Five Corners Tuesday

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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