Report: Small Fire At Obama’s Vineyard Vacation Home

BOSTON (CBS) – There was a small fire early Tuesday morning at the farm where President Obama and his family are expected to spend their vacation later this month.

According to the Martha’s Vineyard Gazette, a fire broke out in a wall of the main house at Blue Heron Farm in Chilmark around 3:30 a.m.

“Very small, very contained, extinguished quickly,” Chilmark fire chief David Norton told the paper.

A gas grill on a nearby porch appeared to be the source of the fire.

There were tenants in the house at the time of the fire, however they evacuated quickly and no one was hurt.

The realtor told the Gazette the damage will be repaired in about a day.

The Obamas are expected between August 17 and August 28.

It would be their third trip to the Vineyard since Mister Obama became president.


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