At approximately 10:30 am on Friday, Portsmouth Fire Department and crews from the surrounding area responded to a boat fire at Hinckley Yacht Services, located at 1 Little Harbor Landing in Portsmouth

According to the Portsmouth Fire Department, the fire started after a crew was repairing the 100-foot yacht. The fire destroyed the 10-foot yacht and a sailing boat next to it.

One man, who was working on the boat, was transported to the hospital for a burn injury.

The Town of Middletown reported on Friday afternoon that “Middletown Fire remains on the scene of a large boat fire at the Melville Marina in Portsmouth. No injuries have been reported to Middletown firefighters in connection with the blaze off Defense Highway”.

The Town of Middletown shared the following photos on their website on Friday.

This story is developing and will be updated.

Further Reporting

ABC 6 – Boat Fire in Portsmouth

WPRI – Boat fire breaks out at Portsmouth marina

WJAR – Fire breaks out in Portsmouth boatyard

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