CHARLESTOWN, Mass. - Three boats caught fire late Tuesday at a marina on Constitution Road, with two of the boats eventually sinking.
Multiple units responded to the blaze at Constitution Marina around 11:20 p.m. and fought the fire from the docks and water. Nearly 50 firefighters tackled the blaze which started on a larger boat where one person was living, and then spread to two others, Boston Deputy Fire Chief Robert Calobrisi said.
Just spoke with other boat owners here at the #Charlestown marina. One man tells us they tried using 6 fire extinguishers to put out the flames, to no avail. Said fire jumped from boat to boat too quickly. @boston25 pic.twitter.com/l8CbhedpXK— Nicole Oliverio (@NicoleOliverio) January 9, 2019
Two of the boats have sunk there were no injuries and there were no one on the boats at the time of the which came in around 11:20 tonight. The approximate damages at 1 million, FIU to investigate the cause companies remain for hot spots @USCGNortheast pic.twitter.com/cw6JEXX4o2— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) January 9, 2019
No one was injured but two of the boats sunk and another sustained heavy damage. Firefighters' efforts were hampered by a lack of hydrants and diesel fuel on one of the boats that helped stoke the flames, the deputy chief said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. The BFD estimated damages at around $1 million.
Heavy fire knocked down a great job by Boston Fire Marine unit and the Massport Marine unit to keep the fire from spreading to additional boats pic.twitter.com/PlcLxS1dsj— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) January 9, 2019
Tower Ladder 3 attacks the fire from the North Washington St bridge pic.twitter.com/zZ5SKjnySF— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) January 9, 2019
The Coast Guard said in a tweet Wednesday that crew members from its pollution-response team were assisting with cleanup at the marina.
Coast Guard pollution-response crewmembers are assisting with clean-up efforts near Constitution Marina today. Great job by our partner agencies for containing and putting out the fires last night! No injuries reported.@BostonFire #Boston #Fire https://t.co/D5d5ChdKuC— USCGNortheast (@USCGNortheast) January 9, 2019
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