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COURIER L 26 IFE, OCTOBER 15-21, 2021
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Firefi ghters search two boats that caught fi re at the Venice
Marina on Oct. 10. Photos by Lloyd Mitchell
BY LLOYD MITCHELL
A fi re at Sheepshead Bay’s Venice Marina left fi ve
boaters injured on Oct. 10.
Firefi ghters and 62nd Precinct police offi cers responded
to reports of several boats on fi re at 3939 Emmons
Ave. shortly after 4:30 pm. When they arrived,
they encountered heavy fl ames emanating from the
neighborhood dock, where two boats were ablaze.
More than 50 fi refi ghters worked to douse the
fi re, according to the city’s Fire Department, operating
several hose lines as plumes of smoke fi lled the
air around the dock.
Only one of the fi ve victims was taken to an area
hospital, and the extent of that person’s injuries remained
unclear Monday morning, according to NBC
News. At least two of the fi re’s victims — a pair of elderly
civilians — were found injured on a boat. The
two were seen by Brooklyn Paper being tended to on
scene by the FDNY and the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer
The fi re was placed under control by 5:15 pm. Fire
marshals are still investigating the cause of the fi re,
offi cials said, and no other information was immediately
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