Monday, January 28, 2013

Martha's Vineyard (KMVY), Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts: Firefighters called to building fire in Airport Business Park

Volunteer firefighters at the scene. 
Photo Credit:  Mark Lovewell 

Photo by Rob Gatchell 
 Firefighters poured water through a window to knock down the flames. A 500 gallon propane tank added to the hazards. 

Firefighters from several Island towns battled a blaze in a building in the Martha's Vineyard Airport Business Park Saturday night.

The call came at 6:40 pm, and Deb Potter, assistant airport manager, said the building was in flames when firefighters arrived. The steel frame building is on East Line Road.

Joseph Cazeault and Sons Roofers leases the building. Contractor Thornton Chandler subleases part of it.

Firefighters from Martha's Vineyard Airport, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury and Chilmark responded to the business park, off Barnes Road, also known as Airport Road.

Firefighters used an aerial ladder to pour water on the roof. Flames were visible shooting through the roof.

Single digit temperatures and gusting winds made the job of extinguishing the blaze very difficult for firefighters.

As of 9 pm, the fire appeared to be under control.

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