Two people safe after boat goes up in flames off Dennis

Cape Cod Incidents/CWN

DENNIS – Firefighters rushed to Sesuit Harbor after reports of a fully involved vessel offshore. Thick smoke could be seen from Provincetown. Two people on the boat escaped and made it to shore. One of them was transported to Cape Cod Hospital for further evaluation. The Coast Guard and Dennis Harbormaster were also responding to the scene where the approximately 38 foot vessel was fully involved. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

Dennis Fire reports that at approximately 7:00 PM Wednesday evening, the Dennis Harbormaster, Fire and Police Departments were notified of a vessel on fire just offshore of Corporation Beach in Dennis. The two persons on board the vessel were able to don personal flotation devices, abandon the vessel and swim to shore. Harbormaster and Fire Department vessels arrived on scene and observed a 38’ recreational power boat fully engulfed in flames. The vessel subsequently burned to the waterline and sank in approximately 30’ of water. Massachusetts Environmental Police, US Coast Guard and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection were notified and are investigating the incident.
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