Man Injured in Boat Fire

Boat was engulfed in flames when the Coast Guard arrived

 An 86-year-old man suffered some burns when fire destroyed a sailboat in Milford Friday afternoon.

Dispatchers from 911 received a call around noon reporting a fire on a 25-foot sailboat, so Milford's Marine 1 fire boat and the Coast Guard responded.

When they arrived, they found the boat, fully engulfed, at the mouth of Milford harbor.

The victim, an 86-year-old man, was taken to the Milford Yacht Club docks, where medical personnel evaluated him and determined that he had superficial burns to the face.

The man was then transported to Bridgeport Hospital for further examination.

Milford's Marine 1 fire boat put out the fire and the burned boat was towed to the Milford Yacht Club dock.

The boat is a total loss and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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