Nantucket Island fire: Massive blaze damages historic hotel and several other buildings
« The actions of the citizens and the Captain saved lives, » the department said.
But the flames raged on and spread to several other buildings, with « extensive fire » developing in at least two of the structures despite firefighters’ efforts to keep the blaze contained, the fire department said.
« Fire was unable to be contained to the building involved and has spread to several surrounding buildings, » the department said in its news release. « Damage to the structures involved is extensive with several of the buildings being total losses. »
No injuries were reported to civilians but two firefighters were transported from the scene for possible heat exhaustion and a third for a back injury, the department said.
The 18-room boutique hotel offers a « unique mix of sophisticated flair and laid-back luxury » with harbor views, according to the site.
CNN has reached out to the local fire and police departments, the town council and local nearby businesses.