Boat catches fire under Newport Bridge Sunday

News
Newport Bridge_344127

NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) – The Portsmouth Fire Department and the Coast Guard responded to a boat fire under the Newport Pell Bridge Sunday afternoon.

The first reports of the fire came in around 2:30 p.m.

Heavy smoke could be seen billowing from the fire as Portsmouth’s rescue boat was en route. According to a tweet from the Portsmouth Fire Department, it took their marine crew thirty-two minutes to reach the boat fire.

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrew Barresi tells Eyewitness News a good Samaritan got everybody off of the burning vessel before rescue crews arrived.

The Coast Guard put up a safety zone in the area to make sure no other boats got close to the burning one.

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Providence

PINPOINT WEATHER // Quick Links:

Dan Yorke State of Mind

DYSOM 1/14/2022: Robert Walsh, Executive Director of the National Education Association, R.I.

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

LIVE CAMS on WPRI.com

More Live Cams
Viewer Pa on WPRI.com

Community Events & Happenings

More Community