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Deadly Boat Fire in Pittsburg

One person was killed, one boat destroyed and at least one other damaged after an "old wooden" motorboat caught fire in Pittsburg Marina last night. Details were hard to come by this morning as it appeared that every official from the Police, Fire Department and Coast Guard was still on site for the cleanup and investigation. What we can tell you is that the fire was reported sometime after midnight, and that it did spread to the docks and nearby boats. The Fire Department estimates $160,000 to $180,000 worth of damage to “boats and facilities.” As of mid-morning, the area had been boomed off and no pollution had been reported. According to a Coast Guard press release, one person aboard the boat was confirmed dead, and “the two affected vessels had been removed from the water."

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