Fire that destroyed Sagaponack house: “It would have been worse”

A small cottage on Town Line Road was completely destroyed in a fire Friday, according to the East Hampton Star. No injuries were reported. At the time of the fire, no one was home. Bridgehampton Fire Chief Jeff White told the paper that the fire may have been started by a primary wire that shorted and fell on the house. The neighbors called 911, and by the time firefighters from Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Sag Harbor and North Sea arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames. But it could have been worse, White added. If the winds “had been blowing differently,” he said, nearby houses could also have caught fire. [EHS]

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