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North River Fire District Fights Tricky Boat Fire

By WILLIE CIRONE, Senior Correspondent | July 07, 2021 | FLORIDA

Story No. 070721110

PALMETTO, FL - On July 7th, the morning after Hurricane Elsa ripped through Manatee County with only minor damage, residents on Riverside Drive awoke to smoke in the air. The origin of the smoke turned out to be from a 32-foot boat on a lift at 1313 Riverside Drive. On arrival firefighters found a well involved boat with 100-gallons of fuel on board. The boat was located on a lift at the end of a long dock. It was a long lay out to the incident. Southern Manatee Fire District was eventually called to the scene with their foam trailer.

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