A Post-Fourth Fire in Bridgehampton
The Southampton Town fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of a fire in Bridgehampton that began in the early morning hours on Thursday.
A fire broke out at 78 Williams Way at about 4:15 a.m., just hours after the Fourth of July holiday. The Bridgehampton Fire Department originally received a call about a gas leak at that address at 4:11 a.m. About five minutes later, personnel on the scene called in a structure fire.
In harsh, humid conditions even at those early hours on Thursday, the Sag Harbor and Southampton Fire Departments were called to assist at the scene. The East Hampton Fire Department stood by at the Bridgehampton Firehouse in case another call came in.
Bridgehampton Fire Chief Tim Sieger did not immediately return a request for comment. A fire marshal was at the Williams Way property on Thursday around 9 a.m. He said he was still trying to determine the cause.
The four-bedroom, two-bathroom, one-story house is listed for rent for the summer for $55,000, according to outeast.com.
Tax records show that the house is owned by Ilse and Stephen Gould of Bridgehampton and Manhattan.