Crews called to blaze on boat in Wells Harbour

Norfolk Fire and the RNLI attended a boat engulfed in flames in Wells Harbour on October 15, 2021.

Norfolk Fire and the RNLI attended a boat engulfed in flames in Wells Harbour last night. - Credit: Well RNLI

A boat in Wells-next the-Sea was engulfed in flames last night, causing plumes of smoke and huge flames.

The volunteer crew from RNLI Wells launched at 7.07pm and headed inland along the channel towards the casualty vessel.

RNLI boats joined Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, which was called to the incident at 6.42pm. Crews confirmed there was no longer anyone on board the vessel.

The tide moved the burning vessel onto sand and the RNLI volunteer crew transported fire equipment and firefighters across the channel to the vicinity of the burning boat.

Norfolk Fire and the RNLI attended a boat engulfed in flames in Wells Harbour last night.

The burning boat in Wells Harbour. - Credit: Wells RNLI

An inshore lifeboat crew also assisted on foot to feed a hose from the fire pump across the channel to the blazing vessel, which the firefighters used to put out the flames with foam fed through it.

At 10.48pm the Wells RNLI crew stood down after the fire service was satisfied the fire was extinguished.

The volunteer crews walked the lifeboat back to the boathouse through the channel as there was not enough water in the harbour to sail back.  

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