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By Ben Muir 

Firefighters spend hours on South Harbor boat fire


November 23, 2017

Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

Petersburg volunteer firefighters at the scene of a fire aboard the Defiant on Saturday night. No one was injured in the fire.

Petersburg volunteer firefighters and police spent about three hours knocking down a boat fire in the South Harbor on Saturday.

At about 8:40 p.m. Saturday, Petersburg police responded to an electrical fire aboard the F/V Defiant.

Ryan Welde, the fire marshal, confirmed that the fire department responded at the same time. He could not confirm when the department left, but the last report for the police was about 11:50 p.m., according to police Captain John Hamilton. Harbor officials were also on scene to assist.

Welde said the fire likely originated in an open space in the ceiling of the...

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