Volunteer firefighters from Oak Bluffs, Edgartown and the Martha’s Vineyard Airport battled a fire in frigid conditions for two and a half hours early Saturday evening in the airport business park. The call came in at 6:40 p.m., Edgartown police Sgt. Jonathan Searle confirmed on the scene.
Firefighters attacked the blaze inside a metal industrial building on East Line Road at the corner of A street that houses two contracting businessness: Chandler Construction and Joseph Cazeault and Sons roofers. No one was inside the building, police said. Emergency responders remained on the scene as firefighters kept a continuous stream of water trained on the building from overhead to guard against freezeups.
Firefighters at the center of the scene emerged coated with a thin layer of ice from the spray. Five trucks responded, including one ladder truck. Water was pumped from hydrants at the business park.
The fire was contained by just after 9 p.m. with fresh crews coming in to monitor hot spots and secure the scene late into the evening. There were no injuries and the cause of the fire was unknown on Saturday night.
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