HOLLYWOOD, Md. – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police (NRR) is investigating the cause of the boat fire at a marina in Hollywood.
At approximately 1:54 p.m., on March 25, 2021, firefighters responded to the Blackstone Marina at 24845 Marina Way for the reported boat fire.
Crews arrived to find a 20ft center console boat that was fully involved and away from the dock. The boat was not accessible from land. The fire was extinguished utilizing a long line from HVFD Engine 73 onto the pier to reach the fire.
Once the bulk of the fire was knocked, the boat was towed back to the marina to complete extinguishment. The fire was placed under control within 15 minutes. No injuries have been reported.
HVFD Chief 7 turned the scene over to Maryland NRP to handle the investigation and scene. The units from Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department returned to quarters at 3:16 p.m. The vessel was recovered to a barge owned by Gibbons Marine at approximately 4:00 p.m.
We would like to thank the many volunteers at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, the marina staff, and employees of Gibbons Marine, the owner Josh Gibbons, Ben Stallings (employee) and Ben Ciancio (employee) that helped with the boat fire at Blackstone Marina.
We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
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