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Boat Engine Fire In Snead's Ferry Marina

Fire crews said around 2:25 Wednesday morning, they got a call to the Swan Point marina for a boat fire.

Chief Ricky Hardison of Turkey Creek Volunteer Fire Department said his crew arrived to find an engine fire on board The Bandit, a 56-foot yacht.

Hardison said the yacht was nearly halfway on it's route from Hollywood, Florida to owners in New York.

Crews said the fire started as an electrical fire in the yacht's engine, and stayed mostly contained to that area of the watercraft.

Hardison said it took nearly an hour to get the fire out and make sure no other hot spots would ignite.

No injuries were reported and Chief Hardison said the boat did not sustain significant damage.


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