Over a Million Dollars in Damage After Charlestown Boat Fire

Two boats sank overnight in Boston and a third was damaged after they went up in flames in the Charlestown Marina. Boston Fire Department and Massport firefighters teamed up through the chilly night to keep the flames from spreading to other boats. Before dawn, BFD reported two boats had sunk and a third was damaged but no other vessels were lost.

The damage was estimated at $1 million. Firefighters attacked the blazes from the harbor and from the North Washington Street bridge.

“Two of the boats have sunk there were no injuries and there were no one on the boats at the time of the which came in around 11:20 (p.m.),” the fire department reported via its Twitter feed. “The approximate damages at 1 million, FIU to investigate the cause companies remain for hot spots.” All of the boats appeared to be large pleasure vessels docked and shrink-wrapped for the winter at the marina.