Boat Burns Near Village Street Pier
Local firefighters extinguished a boat fire near the Village Street pier Wednesday night.
Local police and firefighters rushed to the scene of a boat fire that broke out next to the Village Street Pier shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday night.
Although they initially called for the support of the Beverly Fire Department's pumper boat, that request was cancelled shortly after it was made.
The fire reportedly burned part of the pier and was knocked down by local firefighters with the support of the Marblehead and Salem Harbormasters.
The first emergency responders to arrive on scene reportedly found the boat fully engulfed in flames, according to scanner reports.
A woman who reportedly lept from the boat when the fire first began was picked up by another boat circling in the harbor, according to police.
Fire Chief Jason Gilliland said the boat was approximately 14 feet long and had an outboard motor.
The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing and the blaze didn't result in any injuries, he said.
Marblehead Patch will post additional information as it becomes available.