“The actions of the citizens and the Captain saved lives,” the department said.
But the flames raged on and spread to several other buildings, with “extensive fire” developing in at least two of the structures despite firefighters’ efforts to keep the blaze contained, the fire department said.
“Fire was unable to be contained to the building involved and has spread to several surrounding buildings,” the department said in its news release. “Damage to the structures involved is extensive with several of the buildings being total losses.”
No injuries were reported to civilians but two firefighters were transported from the scene for possible heat exhaustion and a third for a back injury, the department said.
The 18-room boutique hotel offers a “unique mix of sophisticated flair and laid-back luxury” with harbor views, according to the site.
CNN has reached out to the local fire and police departments, the town council and local nearby businesses.