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2 Hospitalized After Marblehead Boat Fire

MARBLEHEAD (CBS) -- Police say two people were hospitalized after a boat fire in Marblehead on Thursday.

A fire broke out on a boat in Marblehead on Thursday. (Pamela Gardner/WBZ-TV)

Marblehead Harbormasters were called to a 45-foot sailboat on fire with heavy smoke off the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead Harbor shortly after 5 p.m. Officers, firefighters, Atlantic Ambulance Service paramedics, U.S. Coast Guard, Salem Harbormasters and Beverly fire's rescue boat provided help at the scene.

Police, fire and ambulances were among the crews at the scene of a boat fire in Marblehead. (Courtesy Photo)

A nearby Eastern Yacht Club launch rescued one injured person and took them to State Street landing to meet an ambulance, police say. The hospitalized are at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Firefighters aboard a boat that caught on fire in Marblehead on Thursday. (Photo by Marblehead Police Department)

The fire was extinguished around 6 p.m.

The damaged boat was towed to shore.

A boat that caught fire in Marblehead Harbor was towed to shore on Thursday. (WBZ-TV)

By around 7 p.m., the scene was cleared.

The incident remains under investigation.

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