Fire damages Edgartown house

At 2:04 am on Saturday, the Edgatown Fire and Police Departments, were dispatched to a structure fire on Pilgrim Road in Edgartown. — Courtesy Edgartown Police Depart
The charred remains of a house at 18 Pilgrim Road Pilgrim Road in Edgartown. – Barry Stringfellow

Two people were injured, one of them a firefighter, at an early morning fire on Pilgrim Road in Edgartown, according to an Edgartown Fire Department press release.

Edgartown police and fire departments responded to a call at 2:04 am that a person was trapped on the second floor of the house.

When emergency responders arrived, there was heavy fire showing on the exterior of the building from the second floor. The occupants who were trapped were able to get out of the house, according to the release.

Firefighters from Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury responded for mutual support, and a second alarm called in Tisbury firefighters as well, the release states.

Ambulances from Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Tisbury were used to evaluate the occupants and rehab the firefighters after their assignments, the release states. The fire was knocked down quickly, but the contents of the home appear to be a total loss.

One person from the house was transported to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital with minor injuries. A firefighter was taken to the hospital with symptoms related to exhaustion, and another was treated and released at the scene.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, and will be under investigation.