Cabin cruiser destroyed by fire

Bristol Marina, Hanover Place, Hotwells, Bristol

A 30 feet long cabin cruiser boat has been destroyed by fire.

When firefighters arrived on the scene the vessel was well alight.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus boarded the boat and tackled the fire using a 45mm jet.

Once the fire was out a thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotspots and to ensure the fire was fully out.

Fortunately, no one was hurt, however the boat was badly damaged.

An investigation into the cause of the fire found it started accidentally after a diesel heater was left on unattended.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind boat owners never to leave heating or other electrical items on unattended as it can lead to fire breaking out. All electrical appliances should be turned off after use.