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Fire sinks boat in Long Island Sound
Updated On: Aug 26, 2009

Fire sinks boat in Long Island Sound


By Steve Kobak
Norwalk Hour Staff Writer

Three people escaped injury late Wednesday afternoon after their boat caught fire near Hoyts Island in Long Island Sound, filling the air with plumes of smoke that were visible in West Norwalk.  The Norwalk Fire Department responded to the fire at 5:49 p.m., and the Marine Division of the Norwalk Police Department had already helped the boat's occupants to safety, according to Capt. Read Auerbach, of the Norwalk Fire Department's Marine Division.  The U.S. Coast Guard joined the Norwalk Police and Fire Departments in responding to the fire.  Auerbach said the fire was contained 10 to 15 minutes after the fire department responded.  The boat sank while police were towing it and, as of 7:30 p.m., the fire department was still trying to contain the oil that was spilled during the incident.  Auerbach said fire officials had not yet determined the cause of the fire and had not yet interviewed the occupants of the boat.  Norman Haughey was driving from East Norwalk to Sunset Grille shortly before 6 p.m. and he saw the black smoke filling the sky. The restaurant, which is located at Cove Marina and owned by his sister, burned down in October 2005 and Haughey hoped tragedy hadn't struck again.  When he arrived at Sunset Grille, he was happy to see the restaurant was standing, although some of the smoke had drifted to the marina. "The whole area was covered in black smoke and it stunk, too," he said.

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