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‘Boat is toast’ after yacht club fire

Cedar AttanasioDecember 24, 2016

GREENWICH—Firefighters have put out a blaze that engulfed a boat docked at the Greenwich Boat and Yacht Club.

“The boat is toast,” said Gina Veldman, who answered the phone at the club Friday evening about 20 minutes after the fire was out.

No one was hurt by the blaze, Greenwich Police Lt. Kraig Gray confirmed. Greenwich fire officials did not immediately return a request for comment about the cause of the boat blaze. It’s unclear if anyone was on board at the time.

Veldman was a member of a party renting the club, not spokesman for it. With the sound of revelers and music in the background, Veldman said that no one in charge of the club was available for comment.

Said she witnessed firefighters extinguish the vessel; the fire didn’t spread far.

Both Greenwich Police and Fire responded to the blaze.

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