East Hampton Fire Department volunteers lost a lot of sleep Halloween morning before the sun came up, as they fought a blaze at a Two Holes of Water Road home that destroyed the house.
At 12:33 a.m. on October 31, the department responded to the reported structure fire. The first to arrive found a single-family house with two rooms “heavily involved in fire,” fire officials said. The fire was “knocked down” in 15 minutes, but it took much longer before it was fully extinguished.
The residents got out safely and no firefighters were reported injured, officials said. The last firefighters were dismissed at 2:45 a.m., and the East Hampton Town fire marshal’s office was called in to investigate.
Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton fire departments were called in to provide tanker trucks with water, because the water supply was limited in the neighborhood. Sag Harbor Fire Department sent a rapid intervention team to the scene in case a firefighter became trapped, and Springs sent a crew to East Hampton’s firehouse to stand by in case another fire broke out in East Hampton while EHFD was indisposed.