Quick actions prevent boat fire from spreading

A Logan home-owner was able to avert disaster when his boat caught fire at his house on Evergreen Drive east of Utah State University. According to Logan City Fire Marshall Craig Humphreys, the boat owner’s quick actions quite possibly saved his house from catching fire.

“It had an inboard motor and he was working on the motor at the time, trying to get it to start,” Humphreys says. “As he was working on it it caught fire.”

Humphreys says the call for fire units to help put out the blaze came in around 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

“He tried to extinguish the fire but the fire continued to spread. At that time the boat was next to his home,” Humphreys continues. “It was attached to a pick up truck. He was able to quickly pull the boat out in the middle of the street, away from his home, and unhook it from his truck.”

When fire units arrived on scene the boat was in the middle of the street and fully engulfed in flames.

“We were able to get water on the fire and get it out fairly quickly.”

The boat is a total loss but Humphreys says they were fortunate that there were no significant injuries and that the fire did not spread to any structures.

The following video was shot by USU journalism professor Ted Pease.

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