Fire Breaks Out On Houseboat In Oakland, CA

May 2016 News Web Exclusive

Fire crews were able to face down the blaze that had started on a houseboat at a dock in the Oakland Estuary, Calif., according to abc7 News. The dispatcher reported that the fire was reported at ten minutes past noon this Monday and the fire crews were able to wrangle the blaze under control by 12:41 pm.
"It was a very long way out here. There are no fire hydrants that are in close proximity. But once we were able to make access, we had to stretch the line down the pier to the boat," Oakland Fire battalion chief Geoff Hunter reported to abc7 News.
The crews stayed all afternoon as hot spots were eliminated and water was pumped out of other listing boats at the dock. While investigators are still unsure what caused the fire, the woman who owned the houseboat was luckily not onboard and there were no injuries reported. The houseboat was unfortunately destroyed, but further damage was thankfully prevented. We wish this houseboater the best of luck in recovering after this unfortunate tragedy and are grateful for the timely hard work of fire crews like those in Oakland, Calif.

Photo credited to Laura Anthony, abc7news.com

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