The cause of the fire at a Bridgehampton furniture store on Monday night is being investigated by the Southampton Town fire marshal’s office, according to officials.
Bridgehampton Fire Chief Gary Horsburgh said the department responded to the blaze at Deckline of America, located directly across from the Bridgehampton National Bank headquarters on Montauk Highway, just after 10:30 p.m. on Monday and found flames coming out of the roof. Firefighters quickly entered the building and did a preliminary search but did not find anyone inside the building.
On Tuesday morning, Mr. Horsburgh said the fire was particularly difficult to tame because all of the wooden furniture inside had to be repeatedly doused with water. Firefighters were on the scene until 1:30 a.m. Montauk Highway was closed between Snake Hollow Road and Butter Lane during that time.
No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. Both the Sag Harbor and Southampton Village fire departments also responded.