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Boat extensively damaged in overnight St. John's fire

A boat was extensively damaged in an early morning St. John's Fire Friday. Keith Gosse/The Telegram
A boat was extensively damaged in an early morning St. John's Fire Friday. Keith Gosse/The Telegram

No injuries

Firefighters made quick work of a boat fire in St. John’s just after 1 a.m. Friday morning but not before the vessel was extensively damaged.

When trucks from the St. John’s Regional fire department arrived on scene behind the Pipers store on Topsail Road, the top of the large cabin cruiser was engulfed in flames. Firefighters deployed an attack line and had the fire under control in just a few minutes.

It appears the boat was being stored in the rear parking lot of one of the businesses located in the building.

AN RNC K-9 team was also on scene in an effort to locate any possible suspects in the suspicious blaze.

There were no injuries.

More details will be provided as they become available.

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