Smoke billowed from the doors of the Sag Harbor Cinema early Friday morning as firefighters worked to control a blaze that damaged or destroyed six buildings.
Firemen braved frigid temperatures and windy conditions as they fought the fire on Main Street in Sag Harbor on Friday morning. Michael Heller
The East Hampton Fire Department’s tower ladder truck was in one of the most challenging spots, with strong winds blowing water and smoke directly at firefighters. Michael Heller
On Tuesday morning, demolition workers continue to take away the debris after knocking down the Compass building in Sag Harbor.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Keith Grimes Inc. worked to demolish the building at 84 Main Street in Sag Harbor, three days after a fire gutted it and undermined its structural integrity.
Keith Grimes Inc. demolished the Sag Harbor Cinema, at the request of village officials who said it was in danger of immediate collapse.
Officials, including County Executive Steve Bellone and Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, surveyed the damage to the buildings on Sag Harbor's Main Street. Shane Dyckman, dressed in his firefighter gear, lost his business, Sagtown Coffee, and his wife's business, Collette Luxury Consignment.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone surveyed the damage at the back of Sagtown Coffee.
County Executive Steve Bellone and Mayor Sandra Schroeder
Shane Dyckman, the owner of Sagtown Coffee, speaking to County Executive Steve Bellone, center, and Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, helped fight the fire as a volunteer firefighter with Sag Harbor's Fire Department.
Steve Bellone surveys the damage at SagTown Coffee.
An interior view of Collette Luxury Consignment, which was also badly damaged.
The back of the Sag Harbor Cinema
The Red Cottage was already gutted by flames when the Bridgehampton Fire Department was called Friday afternoon.