Fire in Massachusetts marina burns buildings

Fire rips through Massachusetts boat yard, black smoke seen

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A huge fire at a Massachusetts marina turned several boats, buildings and vehicles into burned- out shells Friday, producing a premium of black smoke so thick it was picked up by rainfall radar. 

Upstanding videotape taken by WCVB- TV showed important of the boatyard in Mattapoisett gulfed in flames, with the fire supposedly limited to buildings and boats on land. A firefighting vessel could be seen pulling up to the dock, getting as close as possible as it scattered a spurt of water onto one of the smoldering windjammers.

Fire in Massachusetts marina

“ A boat caught fire in one of the shanties, and it went up veritably, very fast, ” Tim Price, a mechanic at the boatyard, told WJAR- TV. “ Everything went up. I suppose we lost everything. ” 

Price said he knew of one person who was injured, but didn't unfold. 

The cause of blaze is under disquisition, and officers at the Mattapoisett fire and police departments said no bone

was available to note. Firefighters from around the region responded to the blaze, including from as far as Providence, Rhode Island, about 30 long hauls down. 

Drought conditions and high winds Friday in the Mattapoisett area had urged the National Weather Service to issue a warning of elevated fire threat. The blaze at the marina transferred thick black bank over southeastern Massachusetts that could be seen for long hauls. 

The Weather Service said on Twitter that its radar had detected “ what is most probably a bank premium ” in Mattapoisett. 

Mattapoisett occupant Richard Walker, 72, was heading out on a motorcycle lift when he spotted the pall of bank. He said he could see it 5 long hauls down as he continued on his lift. 

“ There were dears and jutting black smoke. So much of it, ” Walker said. “ Thankfully, it looks like a lot of people had their boats out in the harbor. There did n’t feel to be too numerous in the yard. ” 

Pamela Fleming saw the fire from the reverse sundeck of her summer home. She said the fire knocked out power to the area and forced the check of a road to a popular sand and lighthouse just beyond the marina. 

“ The popping sounds of all the fuel and other combustibles exploding was veritably creepy, ” Fleming said. “ The smoke was aggressively jutting from the area. As soon as it rose, there was further black heavy rolling smoke to take its place. ” 

Several other people posted images and videotape of the fire and smoke on social media. 

The Mattapoisett Boatyard’s website says it’s been a family- possessed marina since 1962, feeding primarily to recreational boaters, and has the capacity to store up to 150 vessels during the summer that are n’t in use or are for trade. 

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