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WWII-Era Tugboat Destroyed In Newport Beach Harbor Fire

NEWPORT BEACH ( — A fire at the Newport Beach Harbor on Saturday morning demolished a 76-foot wooden tugboat that was built in 1942.

Firefighters were dispatched to the harbor at 2:33 a.m. and put out the fire on board the "William B" at approximately 7:45 a.m., the Orange County Sheriff's Department said. The tugboat was moored near the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was unknown, Hallock said.

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