Firefighters Battle Sagaponack Blaze

A centuries-old Sagg Main Street house listed as owned by Peter Smith was nearly destroyed in an early morning fire on Monday. Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Department

Firefighters from at least four departments were fighting a house fire on Sagg Main Street in Sagaponack Monday morning.

An automatic fire alarm went off at the residence at 850 Sagg Main Street, near Cemetery Lane, at about 5:35 a.m., and a Bridgehampton Fire Department chief reported a structure fire. The house, which is said to be historic, was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, and they reported a partial collapse.

It was unclear if anyone had been in the house when the blaze broke out.

Neighboring houses were a concern due to embers landing in nearby trees. Firefighters were told to protect houses to the south of the cemetery.

The Bridgehampton Fire Department received help from the Southampton, North Sea, and East Hampton Fire Departments, the latter of which sent its Rapid Intervention Team in case firefighters needed to be rescued.

Part of Sagg Main Street was closed down to traffic.

Fire chiefs called for PSEG Long Island to respond to turn off the electric to the house. A fire marshal was also called to investigate. Arson investigators were reported at the scene later Monday morning.

Online records show the house is about 4,200 square feet and has six bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Department