New photos have been released that get up close to the action at last week’s fire that tore through the East Hampton home of Hard Rock Café co-founder Peter Morton.
The fire was reported at 2:35 p.m. on March 19 at 57 West End Road, according to East Hampton Town police. East Hampton Fire Department responded first and called in a number of other departments to provide 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.