UPDATED: Rockland firefighters extinguish nighttime boat fire

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 10:45pm

    ROCKLAND — Work being done on fiberglass is being attributed to a boat fire on Tillson Avenue, Tuesday night, according to the Rockland Fire Department. 

    ROCKLAND — Rockland Fire Department climbed ladders and employed its Tower firetruck, Tuesday night, in order to battle flames within a boat docked on land.

    At approximately 9:25 p.m., November 30, 2021, emergency personnel were made aware of a boat on fire on Tillson Avenue, adjacent to a local marina. Adding to the urgency, an approximate two feet separated the boat from the nearest building. 

    As some firefighters pulled fire hose up and into the vessel, other personnel kept a watchful eye on the narrow gap that, if leapt by sparks, could have ignited a more extensive situation. 

    Along with ladders and hoses, firefighters used a thermal imaging camera, as well as their own eyes, to thoroughly saturate persistent sparks imbedded within the floorboards.

    Crews began returning their gear to their trucks at approximately 10:45 p.m.


    This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

    Reach Sarah Thompson at news@penbaypilot.com