Crews Battle Boat Fire Off The Coast Of Jonesport
The Coast Guard started the day by battling a boat fire off the coast of Jonesport.
It was just after 6:00 when watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England got a call from the boat's owner that his 32-foot fishing vessel 'Bigger Dirls' was on fire in Hopkins Point Marina. The owner was on shore when he reported the blaze.
A 29-foot response boat crew was launched and they began fighting the fire. Jonesport Fire Department arrived to help douse the flames. When it was extinguished, a Good Samaritan towed the boat to shore at the Marina.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.