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Man Rescued After Maine Boat Fire

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    Man Rescued From Boat Fire

    A man was rescued from the water after his boat caught fire Saturday night in Maine's Casco Bay near Portland.

    (Published Sunday, July 8, 2018)

    The U.S. Coast Guard says one person has been injured in a boat explosion and fire near Chebeague Island in Maine's Casco Bay.

    Authorities say the man was rescued from the water by a nearby boater on Saturday night.

    Officials say the man was taken to Little John Island and then transported to Maine Medical Center with second-degree burns. No one else was on the boat at the time.

    The wreckage of the 34-foot boat sank.

    The cause of the fire is being investigated. Officials say they believe the boat may have been undergoing maintenance at the time of the explosion.

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