Fairhaven, Massachusetts Boat Fire

Firefighters in Fairhaven, Massachusetts had their hands full with this 90 foot fishing vessel when it caught fire three boats out from the dock.


Firefighters in Fairhaven, Massachusetts had their hands full with this 90 foot fishing vessel when it caught fire three boats out from the dock.

Firefighters were hampered by 20 mile an hour winds and temperatures in the low 30s, and by a long lay to a hydrant.

Firefighters eventually abandoned the interior attack and had a tugboat pull the vessel away from the two exposure vessels to check the fire from spreading, and moved the boat directly onto a pier that they could acess better.

The fire remained stubborn and was finally brought under control 5 hours later when the firefighters turned to a flooding attack with high expansion foam.

Four engines, an ambulance, and a heavy rescue as well as mutual aid from two towns were required to bring the fire under control.