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Two more boat fires extinguished


December 28, 2017

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded

to two more boat fires this week.

Two engines responded to the South Boat Harbor last Thursday, where a fire aboard the Carolyn Ann was likely ignited by an electrical mishap.

“A harbor officer saw smoke in the early stages of his

rounds around the harbor,” said Ed Tagaban, administrative assistant with the harbor department, adding that it was Ben Hinde. “He extinguished the flames.”

Volunteer firefighters responded at 10:00 a.m. and battled the smoke and hot spots for about 30 minutes, said Dave Berg, the assistant fire chief....

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