A boat fire on Back Bay lit up the night sky as firefighters pulled out a boat of their own to put out the fire.
The blaze about 10 p.m. Wednesday destroyed a 34- to 35-foot cabin cruiser that had been docked at an old pier at the north end of Lameuse Street.
The boat had a mechanical problem and the owner had left it until it could be fixed, Fire Chief Joe Boney said.
“The boat was tied up to a dock at the old Fayard’s factory and it didn’t have any walk boards so we pulled out our fire boat,” Boney said.
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The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Police blocked off neighboring streets temporarily.