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New Bedford firefighters respond to ‘Double Diamond’ boat fire


There was a fire yesterday on the Double Diamond docked in the New Bedford harbor. According to the New Bedford Fire Department, repairs were being conducted to forward berthing area of the boat using welding equipment too close to combustibles.

NBFD Engines 1, 11, 6, 8, Marine 38, Ladders 1, 3, Inspectors and District Chiefs responded to the scene. The fire was knocked down within 10 minutes and overhaul was completed within 45 minutes. The Double Diamand received approximately $100,000 in damages. No injuries were reported.

Video by Carlos Pimentel Felix.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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