“The building was built many, many years ago and as such the electrical wiring is of an advanced age,” said East Hampton Town Det. Lt. Chris Anderson on Monday. His department is investigating the cause.
Between 100 and 150 volunteer firefighters were called out of bed when the blaze was reported at about 3:30 a.m. on Saturday. Scoville Hall was used by many in the community as a meeting place and owned by the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett, which had its pastor’s office and Sunday school there.
Amagansett Fire Chief Mark Bennett said on Saturday, “It’s pretty much totaled.” A member of the church, he had just finished boarding up the building with other... more