Second major boat fire in Dartmouth Harbour

Another boat has been gutted by fire in Dartmouth Harbour, Devon, a week after the African Queen suffered the same fate.

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Second Dartmouth Harbour boat fire in a week

'Blue Storm' on fire last night. Credit: RNLI

A second boat has been gutted by fire in Dartmouth Harbour. 'Blue Storm', a 25ft Bayliner, caught fire only five nights after the blaze on the African Queen. She was moored on the Kingswear trots in the harbour.

The owners and their dog were on board and when they were unable to extinguish the blaze they escaped in their own tender. They were suffering from smoke inhalation but, following an assessment by a local ambulance crew, they were able to return to Dartmouth to stay with friends.

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