Published May 03, 2016
A multi-million dollar Hamptons home belonging to the family of billionaire Hard Rock Cafe mogul Peter Morton was destroyed in a devastating fire on Wednesday afternoon.
Local sources said the oceanfront mansion, on West End Drive in East Hampton, looked like it was burning to the ground as firefighters battled the blaze, fanned by strong winds.
A rep for Morton said he could not be reached for comment. But a source confirmed to Page Six, “It is the Morton family house, he shares it with his three children. Peter wasn’t at the house when the fire started, he is in LA.”
The source added, “Nobody was hurt in the fire, the only people who were there were the builders, a construction company, who were working on the property.”
The source added that the historic home, a ten bedroom Tudor cottage, had been carefully maintained by Morton over the years.
The fire was being fought by the East Hampton Fire Department on Wednesday, which reportedly brought in assistance from six other local fire departments. Pictures of the blaze show the home’s roof engulfed in flames and collapsed.