A fire that heavily damaged the Hampton Market Place on Race Lane in East Hampton Tuesday evening sent five firefighters to the hospital. All were released after being treated for minor injuries.
East Hampton Fire Chief Ray Harden said in a press release that about 100 fire volunteers in all responded and that the fire was quickly brought under control. Mutual aid calls went to the Amagansett, Sag Harbor, and Springs fire departments.
Wednesday morning, the parking lot at the market was closed off with yellow caution tape. Scorch marks were visible along the building’s metal siding, and a large sign in the front window appeared to have been partially burned. Other windows in the one-story structure were boarded up with plywood.
The cause of the blaze was under investigation by the East Hampton Village fire marshal.