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DC FF injured battling boat fire

Eleven boat occupants were safely evacuated; fire boats attacked the blaze with foam

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By Laura French

WASHINGTON — A DC Fire and EMS firefighter was injured while battling a boat fire Sunday night.

The electrical fire occurred on a large pleasure boat on the Potomac River shortly before 7 p.m., according to DC Fire and EMS. Eleven occupants of the boat were safely evacuated by fire police and three fire boats were deployed to fight the blaze.

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The flames were knocked down by 7:22 p.m. with the use of foam, the agency reported. One firefighter was transported to the hospital with an injury that was not life-threatening.

The boat was partially sunken at the stern following the blaze and firefighters conducted rewatering operations after the fire was brought under control. No other injuries were reported.

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