West Tisbury firefighters knock down house blaze

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West Tisbury firefighters snuffed out a wall and rafter fire at 50 Bradley Martin Road Tuesday night. -courtesy West Tisbury Fire Dept.

Updated 10:45 am

West Tisbury firefighters battled a fire at Bradley Martin Road Tuesday night, according to Chief Manuel Estrella III.

“Nobody got hurt,” he said.

The fire started in a wall and forced the department to cut through the side of the house, he said. From there, the fire crawled up a rafter, according to Captain Peter Marzbanian. Only about 10 percent of the house was damaged, Chief Estrella said, but because of smoke and severed electricity and gas, the house is presently uninhabitable.

Chilmark responded with its tanker almost immediately after responding to a motorcycle crash on North Road, according to Fire Chief David Norton.

Aquinnah also responded with a tanker, Fire Chief Simon Bollin said.

Oak Bluffs sent an engine company, Fire and EMS Chief John Rose said. They drafted from a tank at West Tisbury Fire Station One to feed the tankers, he said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Chief Estrella said.

Updated with more details from fire departments. -Ed.