Police & Fire

Friday Morning Fire Damages Scallop Boat in Barnegat Light

Karen L Scalloping Boat Credits: Courtesy of Viking Village
Credits: David Voris

BARNEGAT LIGHT -  Fire officials are investigating the cause of a commercial boat fire Friday morning on a fishing boat in Barnegat Light.  Station 51 of the High Point Volunteer Fire Company, Station 49 of the Surf City Fire House, State Police and EMS Squad 12 responded to the scene.

When firefighters responded about 8:10 a.m. to the fire at Viking Village, they found heavy smoke coming from fishing vessel Karen L, said Lt. David Michael Voris.  

Firefighters opened the door and used foam to put the fire out, Voris said. It took between 10 to 15 minutes for firefighters to extinguish the fire, he said.  

The boat docked at Viking Village from an offshore trip about 3 a.m., Voris said. Nobody was on the boat at the time of the fire. There were no injuries reported, he said.


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