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Boat fire reported in Lincolnville

By Dwight Collins | Aug 24, 2015
Photo by: Dwight Collins Lincolnville Firefighters make their way to a boat on fire in Lincolnville Harbor with the help of local lobstermen Aug.24.

Lincolnville — Lincolnville Fire Department was called to the scene of a boat fire in the outer harbor at approximately 4 p.m. Monday afternoon, Aug. 24.

Witnesses at the scene said the boat was leaving the harbor and then stopped to return when it caught on fire.

Lincolnville Fire Chief Ben Hazen said that the boat is owned by Tom Crowley and that Crowley, his son and grandson were on the boat at the time of the fire. Hazen also said  the boat had been towed out into the bay to keep other boats safe from the flames.

No one was injured in the fire.

As of 5 p.m., the fire had been extinguished with the help of local fishermen and firefighters, who responded to the fire with Harbor Master Mike Hutchins on his boat.


Black smoke can be seen as a small boat burns in Lincolnville Harbor Aug. 24. (Courtesy of: Jonas Burke)
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