A fire has forced a Rhode Island yacht club to close down temporarily for repairs.
The blaze at the Bristol Yacht Club was reported at about 2 p.m. Sunday.
Bristol Fire Chief Michael DeMello says it appears the fire was caused by someone throwing a cigarette butt or some other smoking material into the mulch. The fire then spread to the building, which suffered significant damage.
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It took about three hours to extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported.
Club Commodore Ruth Souto said in a statement "we are a community and will work together to overcome this unfortunate circumstance."