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Fire destroys boat docked behind Freeport home, official says

A Freeport fire official said a 32-foot Carver

A Freeport fire official said a 32-foot Carver was destroyed in the blaze on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Credit: Kevin Madigan

Authorities are investigating the cause of a Saturday fire that destroyed a boat docked behind a Freeport home, an official said.

The Freeport Fire Department received a call around 5:25 p.m. Saturday about a boat in flames behind a home on Arthur Street, said the agency’s executive director, Ray Maguire.

When firefighters arrived, Maguire said, they found the 32-foot Carver “well-involved.”

“It appears to have started on top of the flying bridge,” Maguire said of the fire, which was brought under control “within a half-hour.”

Maguire said the boat belongs to the homeowner.

There were no injuries.

The Nassau County fire marshal’s office is trying to determine the cause of the blaze, Maguire said.

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