The historic Veranda House Hotel on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, was damaged Saturday after a huge blaze ripped through the building.
Firefighters received a report that the hotel, which is more than 338 years old, was on fire early Saturday, the Nantucket Fire Department said in a news release.
Fire officials rushed to help, entering the building without protective equipment, to ensure that no one was stranded in the inferno, the report said. Two people were found and guided out safely, the fire department said.
All hotel guests were evacuated. The fire department reported that no civilians were injured in the fire.
"The actions of the citizens and the Captain saved lives," the report said.
As of 2:30 p.m. Saturday, firefighters continued to battle to flames. Two firefighters were taken to hospitals for suspected heat exhaustion, and another was transported for a back injury, the report said.