Fire Destroys Boats at Point Place Yacht Club
Written by WTOL   
Friday, 06 May 2005 05:42
ImageTOLEDO -- No one knows yet why several boats went up in flames on Thursday night. Fire crews were called to the Riverview Yacht Club in Point Place around 8:30pm. The club is on Edgewater Drive.

When they arrived, crews found two 37-foot Sea Ray boats on fire.? Then firefighters say their efforts were hampered by?water main construction on Edgewater Drive, because?water pressure in fire hydrants was low.

Toledo called in fire units from?Morin Point, Michigan and Washington Township?to help pump water from the Ottawa River to help douse the flames.? They had them knocked down a short time after that, but stayed overnight to make sure they didn't rekindle.

Reports from eyewitnesses indicate at least two boats were destroyed, and numerous others were damaged.? Investigators say?it is unclear if anyone had worked on the boats recently, or if anyone was in the boat yard when the fire started.? No one was hurt.? Damage was estimated around?$200,000.

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