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DC FF injured battling boat fire

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


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.

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.