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.

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