Firefighters investigate fire on Coast Guard ship in Curtis Bay

Possible electrical fire may have started near the engine room

September 15, 2010|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

Firefighters continue to investigate the cause of a Tuesday night fire involving a 270-foot long Coast Guard boat.

Lt. Cliff Kooser, spokesman with the Anne Arundel County fire department, said about 47 firefighters were called at 10:32 p.m. to a dry dock in the Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard, where smoke coming from the hull of the ship.

Kooser said the firefighters had to climb up four stories to get inside the boat that was in the dry dock and then travel down three floors to the third level of the main deck. The fire is believed to have been started by an electrical fire in an area near the engine room, Kooser said.

No one was injured in the blaze, he said.

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