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Boat fire on the Newport waterfront at 0545. I think it was a stink pot. I don't usually call them that but it was certainly appropriate in this case. It didn't appear to have spread to other boats but certainly must have done some heat damage.







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Looks like it was on the wharf, or was it a close in mooring? If on the wharf, it likely did other damage.


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Looks like it was on the wharf, or was it a close in mooring? If on the wharf, it likely did other damage.
It looked like it was the innermost slip on the far side of the wharf. I'm pretty sure it wasn't a car because the flames were low enough that I could see them through the windows of a powerboat on the other side. It was also that thick, black, fiberglass smoke that I have seen in other boat fires.
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I hope no one was hurt. Seems like it will ruin a few Memorial Day weekend plans.


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Damn Shame...

I remember a boat on the hard blowing up at a marina across the water from me. I thought it was going to blow the windows out of my house so I hope the collateral damage is minimal here.
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fibreglass smoke has to be some of the nastiest stuff around. I hope it was just a fire with nobody getting hurt or worse

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Amazing how fiberglass burns. Once you see a boat fire you never forget it.

Hope no one was hurt. Boats can be replaced...

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Breaking: Boat Fire on Newport, RI Waterfront

It was a powerboat, about 36'. Nobody aboard. I was on the first due engine company. Thanks for sharing the pics.
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Re: Breaking: Boat Fire on Newport, RI Waterfront

I have 5 fire extinguishers on board my E-32 but incase of fiberglass fire, there just for show. I would get everyone off the boat quick and go up wind. You couldn't far enough from the smoke to use the normal extinguishers most carryaboard.

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