Update, 5 p.m.: Southampton firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in a house on North Sea Road, near the Coast Gas Station, on Monday afternoon, according to Southampton Fire Department Second Assistant Chief Chris Brenner.
Brenner said employees of the gas station called 911 when they saw smoke coming out of the building, and the fire department was dispatched at 2:52 p.m. Firefighters found the fire in a room on the second floor. A bed was reportedly ablaze.
No one was in the house at the time, he said.
Firefighters made entry and extinguished the blaze within 15 minutes, he said. "It was a really quick knock down by the guys," he said.
Though the fire was contained to one room, there was smoke and water damage throughout the second floor, and the first floor sustained water damage.
Brenner said Southampton Town Fire Marshal John Rankin is investigating the cause of the fire. He would only says that the contents of the room were ablaze, and that firefighters did throw a mattress out the window.
No injuries were reported.
The Southampton Volunteer Ambulance responded to assess firefighters' condition afterwards, he said.
North Sea Road, between Hampton Street and Wiltshire Road, was closed for about an hour.
Previously, 3:15 p.m.: A fire broke out in a house near the Coastal Gas Station on North Sea Road in Southampton on Monday afternoon.
The Southampton Fire Department responded to the house, between Wiltshire Road and the busy County Road 39 intersection, at about 3 p.m.
Smoke was reportedly coming from the windows.
The Southampton Town Fire Marshal's office was on scene.