Coast Guard, local agencies respond to boat fire near Dobbins Island, MD

Petty Officer 3rd Class Bradley Weikert fights a boat fire that occurred near Dobbins Island on the Magothy River June 26, 2015. The crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Md., aided Baltimore City Fire Department and Maryland Natural Resources Police in the response. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ashley Rivera)

Petty Officer 3rd Class Bradley Weikert fights a boat fire that occurred near Dobbins Island on the Magothy River June 26, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ashley Rivera)

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard responded Friday after a boat caught fire on the Magothy River near Dobbins Island.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report at approximately 10 a.m., stating the owner was aboard a dingy when his boat was caught fire.

A Baltimore City Fire Department crew aboard Fireboat 1 the John R. Frazier, an 85-foot fireboat, was on scene fighting the fire when the Coast Guard crew arrived.

“Upon arrival we located the anchored 26-foot cabin cruiser on fire,” said Firefighter Adam Glassman, with the Baltimore City Fire Department Marine Division. “While we where extinguishing the fire the Coast Guard crew arrived and greatly assisted us with scene security and extinguishment of the vessel. It’s great to have such a positive working relationship with other maritime agencies.”

“We were the second asset on scene with firefighting capabilities,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Bradley Weikert. “Luckily no one was aboard the boat when it caught fire. The coxswain, Petty Officer 2nd Class Joe Pancotti did a great job of maneuvering around the boat on fire while working in tandem with the fireboat on scene.”

A crew from Maryland Natural Resources Police arrived on scene and took the owner aboard from his dingy.

The 26-foot boat was towed to Atlantic Marina.

No injuries were reported and no pollution was discovered.

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