Nantucket home destroyed by fire on Thanksgiving night

NANTUCKET – Two people and five dogs escaped a fire on Nantucket Thursday night that destroyed a home.

Nantucket firefighters responded to a 911 call at 21 Helen’s Drive at 10:30 after the homeowners detected heavy smoke in the basement.

Deputy Fire Chief Steve Murphy said they encountered heavy fire on arrive that was spreading up to the first floor.

The home is outside of the island’s fire hydrant district and a tanker shuttle was required once the first crews ran out of water.

Murphy said the total loss was about $650,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation and there were no injuries.

Photo courtesy of Nantucket Fire

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