Yacht deliberately set alight in Plymouth

Firefighters believe a fire that severely damaged a yacht in Plymouth was started deliberately.

Crews from Camels Head and one from Crownhill were called to a boatyard at Wolesley Road, St Budeaux, according to the Plymouth Herald.

A fire service spokesperson said: “Two fire appliances, one from Camels Head and one from Crownhill, attended a fire involving a boat in a private boat yard.

“Crews arrived on scene and confirmed it well alight and got straight to work with one main jet and one hose reel jet.

“The Police and Coastguard also attended the scene.

“Crews put out the blaze and checked the boat with a thermal imaging camera and small tools. The cause of this fire was deemed as deliberate.

“The boat, a 36ft sailing vessel, was severely damaged.”

A police spokesperson said: “We were called by the coastguard to this at around 3:30am. It is being treated as arson and enquiries are ongoing.”

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