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Firefighters save yacht after small fire in engine room

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23 Jan 2015
Fire crews contained a small electrical fire to the engine room of a large yacht in the Docklands overnight.

The Hampton 560 Cruiser (a double-storey yacht) had been out on the bay and was berthing at Yarra's Edge in Docklands just after 6pm when the occupants noticed black smoke coming from the engine bay.

Several calls were received for the Cruiser on fire. 

The owner, his two sons and guests evacuated safely and the owner was checked by Ambulance Victoria for signs of smoke inhalation.

The fire was attacked with firefighting foam and knocked down quickly. The MFB Fireboat was also responded to this call.

The fire was contained to electrical wiring in the engine room. The cause is believed to be electrical and specialised MFB Fire Investigators are inspecting the vessel to confirm the cause.

Firefighters wore Breathing Apparatus while combatting the fire and used foam extinguishers to extinguish the fire, which was declared under control after 20 minutes.

Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria also assisted.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers:  7
Rescue Units:  1
Other units:  4

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 32

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