Norwell boats charred as fire spreads in boatyard

NORWELL, Mass. — Mia and Molly Frattasio spotted the thick, black smoke billowing from a Norwell boatyard on Monday morning.

"So we kinda like heard this big bang. I just looked out my window and saw black smoke everywhere," said Mia Frattasio.

Flames erupted as boats were engulfed by fire.

"We looked out and saw fire. It looked like it caught a couple of boats, but we didn’t know for sure," said Molly Frattasio.

The two sisters, who were home from school because of the holiday, called 911.

Norwell Fire Chief T. Andrew Reardon said firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the flames.

“We had three boats in dry dock that were on fire and companies were able to knock the fire down.”

Officials said the boats were wrapped up for winter storage.

SKY 25 captured firefighters dousing the now-burned out boats. Several people were concerned about the wind, which fanned the flames.

Fortunately, firefighters were able to completely put out the fire, which left behind the charred remains of three boats.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, though authorities say they believe the storage wrapping played a role.

Fire officials say there were no injuries.

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-- The Associated Press contributed to this report