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Several crews respond to local waters for a boat fire with one aboard



Photo courtesy of United States Coast Guard

A boat was damaged by fire Friday after multiple crews responded to the scene to put out the flames.

This afternoon, the United States Coast Guard Cutter Coho, alongside the Block Island Harbormaster, Narragansett Fire, and Newport Fire, responded to a 38-ft vessel with an engine fire 1.5 miles west of Block Island with 1 person on board.

According to the Coast Guard, the fire was initially extinguished by the operator before they were assisted by a Good Samaritan off of the vessel. The fire reflashed and the Coho’s crew doused the vessel until the Narragansett and Newport Fire Departments arrived and successfully put out the fire.

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