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Boats go up in flames in Charlestown

Boat on fire in Charlestown with lots of firefighting foam nearby

Boat on fire, firefighting foam in the water. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports three boats caught on fire at the Constitution Marina around 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

The department estimates damage at $1 million, and says two boats sank. There were no injuries, and the cause remains under investigation.

Both the BFD and Massport harbor units responded to the fire - and used both water and foam against the fire. BFD firefighters also fought the blaze from trucks on the North Washington Street bridge.

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I was dropping a client off by the Navy Yard and we saw all the hub-bub as we crossed the bridge. I guessed that I was at the marina rather than the hotel and he said "yup, that's where I need to go." I dropped him off in the spot where it was the furthest I could proceed and the ways towards the hotel and Constitution Road were blocked off by the gendarmerie.

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Was there any damage to The Flying Squirrel?

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You scratched my anchor!

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