Two boats sink in Portsmouth fire

Portsmouth Fire Department

By News Staff

Fire officials are investigating after 3 boats caught fire early Monday morning, sinking 2 of them.

Crews were called to Hickley Marina just before 5 a.m. when they found two vessels heavily involved in fire at the dock. Another boat later caught fire.

The fire was extinguished about a half hour later but not before two of the vessels had sunk.

A firefighter fell into the water trying to fight the blaze but was quickly removed and uninjured.

The fire marshal’s office is currently on scene investigating the cause. 

(C) WLNE/TV 2015