Coast Guard Station Menemsha Boathouse Engulfed by Fire

BOSTON — Local fire department crews responded to a fire of Coast Guard Station Menemsha’s boathouse and pier in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Monday, July 12, 2010.

There are no reports of injuries at this time. There are approximately 22 crewmembers at the station.

The fire, which started at approximately 2:42 p.m., has fully engulfed the boathouse, pier, a truck and trailer for the 25-foot boat. The boat was in Woods Hole at the time of the fire. The station’s 47-foot boat evacuated the pier just before it became engulfed in flames.

The area the station responds to is currently being covered by other Coast Guard stations and Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel.

The Sanibel is a 110-foot cutter based in Woods Hole, Mass.

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The boast house at Coast Guard Station Menemsha burns July 12, 2010 in Menemsha, Mass. Crews from the Coast Guard and local responders worked through out the afternoon and into the night to extinguish the fire. Photo by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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