New details: Fire destroys large home in Nantucket

NANTUCKET – A fire destroyed a large house in Nantucket overnight. The house on East Tristram Avenue had reportedly just been constructed. No injuries were reported.

Statement from Nantucket Fire: On the morning of October 1st at 3:28 AM, the Nantucket Fire Department was dispatched for a reported house fire at 19 East Tristram Avenue. The owner of the property, who was staying at a nearby beach house, was apparently alerted by his dog barking and called 911.

Engine 4 was returning from another call when the call came in and they responded to the scene. First arriving units reported a large home that was fully involved with fire. A water shuttle was established to bring water to the fire scene because this location was outside of the hydrant district of the island. Thousands of gallons of water were poured on the fire and the surrounding exposures. Although the building initially on fire was destroyed, several properties close to the fire were saved. Strong onshore winds carried embers miles from the scene, bujt thanks to the assistance of outside agencies and civilians that helped to locate the extinguish the embers, more fires were prevented. No injuries were reported. Fire crews remained on scene until 5 PM on October 1st. The members of the Nantucket Fire Department used their expertise and training to minimize the potential damage caused by the fire. The Nantucket Fire Department and the Office of the State Fire Marshal are investigating the cause of the fire. Mutual aid companies responded via fire boat from the Hyannis Fire Department.

The Nantucket Fire Department would like to extend its sincere appreciation to the Nantucket Land Bank, United States Coast Guard staff stationed at Nantucket, Hyannis Fire Department, Nantucket Memorial Airport ARFF station, American Red Cross, Nantucket Sewer Department, Toscana Corporation employees, and private citizens for their assistance to the Nantucket Fire Department during this event.
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