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Peter Morton’s Hamptons Mansion Destroyed in Fire

Hard Rock Cafe co-founder Peter Morton’s East Hampton oceanfront mansion was destroyed in a fire Wednesday.

East Hampton Fire Department was first on the scene and a number of other area departments were called in to provide mutual aid and tanker trucks.

Nothing was left but rubble by the time the fire was extinguished—and firefighters returned around midnight when the flames rekindled.

According to the New York Post, Morton purchased the property for $10 million in 1998. According to transfer records, Peter Morton Trust sold the property to West End Partners in 2008 for $21,450,000. However, he still resided there after 2008.

Firefighters fill a tanker truck with water to bring it to West End Avenue, where a mansion burned.
Firefighters fill a tanker truck with water to bring it to West End Road.
Photo credit: Christopher Broich
Firefighters fill a tanker truck with water to bring it to West End Avenue, where a mansion burned.
Photo credit: Christopher Broich
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