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June 20, 2006
Update: Midnight fire destroys boat in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE – A 30-foot Hunter sailboat still in winter storage at the Narragansett Marina at the end of Riverside Drive was destroyed by fire early this morning, fire officials said.
The fire on the Bagatelle, owned by North Providence resident Joseph Keating, is under investigation, East Providence Fire Marshal Capt. Curtis Wise said this morning.
Firefighters were initially concerned that the fire could spread to a nearby structure, believed to be part of the marina, Fire Battalion Chief Robert Jobin said. But they were able to contain the fire to the boat, which was not in the water yet but still up on a wooden stand, Jobin said.
To prevent the boat from collapsing on its stand under the weight of the water used to fight the blaze, firefighters had to cut a hole in the bottom of the boat for drainage, Jobin said.
The fire was reported at 12:14 a.m. and officers cleared the scene at 3:46 a.m., East Providence Police Lt. John Wyrostek said. About 20 boats are moored at the marina, Wyrostek said.
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