Fire guts parts of Edgartown home



Updated 3:05pm

Edgartown firefighters responded to a house fire Saturday morning on Hidden Cove Road. Fire crews from Oak Bluffs and Tisbury also responded. Edgartown Fire Chief Alex Schaeffer said the call came in at 9:21 am and two people escaped the blaze, one of whom was transported to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital with minor injuries. The fire gutted several rooms of the house and left scorch marks outside doors, windows, and skylights. Chief Schaeffer told The Times at the scene he suspected the fire began in the kitchen of the home, but the cause is still being investigated. While firefighters battled the fire, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road was closed off between the entrance to Hidden Cove Road and the intersection of Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road and County Road near Mahoneys. West Tisbury firefighters covered Edgartown fire calls while the Edgartown Fire Department was battling the fire. 

Correction, an earlier version of this story incorrectly indicated the house was unoccupied when the fire broke out.