Boat Fire At Havre De Grace Marina Causes $300,000 Damage: Investigation Underway
HAVRE DE GRACE - On Monday, a devastating boat fire ripped through the Havre de Grace city marina, burning three boats and causing an estimated $300,000 worth of damage, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Firefighters from the Susquehanna Hose Company responded to the Havre de Grace marina around 4:21 p.m. for reports of a boat fire. The blaze originated on the "Northern Star," a 1988 Bayliner Avanti docked at the marina.
According to the fire marshal's report, the owner of the Northern Star was on board cleaning the vessel when the cabin suddenly caught fire. Despite efforts to extinguish the fire with available equipment, it quickly spiraled out of control. The Northern Star was declared a total loss due to the fire.
Officials said the fire jumped from the Northern Star to a nearby Tiara Yacht 3100 named Duzie II, which suffered severe damage. A Sea Ray 290 Amberjack also suffered minor damage due to its proximity to the inferno.
Approximately 35 firefighters from the Susquehanna Hose Company battled the blaze for an hour before finally bringing it under control. Due to potential environmental implications, the Maryland Department of Environment, Harford County Special Operations HAZMAT Team, Natural Resource Police, and Coast Guard were also on the scene.
The state fire marshal's office continues to investigate the cause of the fire.
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