Yacht catches fire in mid­dle of ma­rina

North Wales Weekly News - - NEWS -

A YACHT was left gut­ted af­ter a fire at De­ganwy ma­rina on Satur­day.

Three fire en­gines tack­led the blaze on the Sand­piper of Ham­ble 14ft craft, which caught light about 3.45pm

One Welsh Am­bu­lance Trust rapid re­sponse ve­hi­cle also at­tended the scene, and a per­son, be­lieved to be the boat’s owner, was checked over by medics but found un­in­jured.

North Wales Fire Ser­vice in­ci­dent com­man­der Ar­ron Spencer said: “When we ar­rived there was a well-de­vel­oped fire. We’ve used one hose reel and two main jets. It took 15 to 20 min­utes to get the fire un­der con­trol.

“It was deep-seated so it caused a lot of dam­age. A spe­cial­ist wa­ter in­ci­dent unit from Ban­gor also at­tended but was not called into use.”

The mast of the boat ap­peared to be burnt through, as well as most of the deck and cabin.

Ma­rina of­fi­cials and fire of­fi­cers were dis­cussing how to make the mast safe as they feared it may have col­lapsed.

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