State of Emergency Declared After Fire at Block Island Hotel

A state of emergency has been declared on Block Island following a large fire that broke out at the historic Harborside Inn early Saturday morning. The fire has resulted in limited power and water supply, leading to the issuance of the state of emergency.

As a result of the emergency situation, tourists are being asked to stay away from the island. Ferry service has been adjusted in order to prioritize the transportation of essential personnel onto the island.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, and authorities are still investigating to determine what sparked the blaze.

This incident at the Harborside Inn highlights the importance of maintaining fire safety standards in historical buildings. It serves as a reminder for property owners to regularly inspect and update their fire prevention and protection measures, especially in structures that have such significant historical value.

Efforts are currently underway to restore power and water supply to the affected areas. The emergency declaration will allow for the mobilization of additional resources and support to expedite the recovery process.

Local authorities are working diligently to ensure the safety of residents and visitors on Block Island. It is essential for everyone to remain vigilant and follow any directives or instructions given by emergency officials. Upholding safety protocols and cooperating with authorities will assist in the recovery efforts and contribute to the overall well-being of the community.

Please stay tuned for further updates as the investigation into the cause of the fire continues, and as recovery efforts progress.