Newburyport firefighters extinguish boat fire

Newburyport, MA — A 42-foot boat caught fire at a Newburyport, MA, yacht club due to an electrical malfunction. The owner of another boat saw the fire and immediately called 911. He then used a portable fire extinguisher to control the flames and slow the spread while waiting for responders to arrive.Newburyport Fire Chief Stephen H. Bradbury III commended the boat owner for alerting their department and keeping the fire under control, noting that it “could have been a much worse fire if he hadn’t intervened.”

The Daily News of Newburyport (Newburyport,MA)

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