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Fire at Cape Cod Harbor Sinks 1 Boat; 1 Injured

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    A woman sustained serious burns after a fire broke out on board a 65-foot catamaran in Falmouth, Massachusetts, sinking the boat.

    (Published Tuesday, July 11, 2017)

    Authorities say a woman was flown to a Boston hospital with serious burns after a boat fire at a Cape Cod marina.

    The fire at the MacDougalls' Cape Cod Marine Service in Falmouth broke out shortly before 2 a.m., according to the harbormaster.

    Fire damaged at least one boat, a 65-foot catamaran, which is now resting on the bottom of the water. Two crew members were on board. One escaped uninjured, but the other was taken to a local hospital before being flown to Boston. No names werer released.

    Officials are concerned of a potential diesel spill as there were 350 gallons of diesel fuel on board, which appeared to be leaking into the water. Containment booms have been placed around the burned-out hull to contain the fuel.

    A statement from MacDougalls' reads in part, "This is a tragic accident and we stand with the crew and support staff as they continue to work tirelessly to contain and repair the damage.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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