Three-boat blaze injures two in Sheesphead Bay

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Three boats caught fire at an Avenue Y marina on Aug. 14.
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A three-boat fire at a Sheepshead Bay marina on Friday morning left two people with minor injuries, according to authorities.

Firefighters rushed to the scene of the blaze near Avenue Y and Knapp Street in the Plumb Beach Channel at 10:30 am with motorboats and firetrucks to quell the flames, which started in one vessel and spread to two others, according to a spokeswoman for FDNY.

FDNY motorboats and firetrucks battle the blaze.Citizen App

The smoke eaters extinguished the inferno just after 11 am, while plumes of black smoke rose to the sky, attracting many onlookers to the spectacle on both sides of the channel, according to a worker of a Gerritsen Beach bar across the inlet.

“When we came in, it was a full blaze, but it didn’t explode, luckily and the firemen got it out — lots of smoke,” said Pat, an employee of Tamaqua Bar and Marina at Dictum Court, who didn’t give her last name. “It made a lot of people come over and look at it.”

Footage witnesses on the scene posted to the Citizen App shows the harbor fire with firefighters battling the boat fire as a police chopper hovers overhead.