2019-09-18

Boat on a trailer burns in Pleasantville

by Keith Corcoran

A cruiser vessel on a trailer parked near the LaHave River broke out in flames September 12 in Pleasantville.

  • <p>KEITH CORCORAN, PHOTO</p><p>Volunteer firefighters work the scene off River Lane on September 12.</p>

The owner of Purdy Girl II was doing overhaul work in the hull of the boat just before the fire started around the lunch-hour. Fire engulfed the vessel minutes after an engine backfire, said Tony Allen, deputy chief of Pleasantville's volunteer fire department. No one was hurt and fire is classified as accidental in nature.

Volunteer firefighters from LaHave and Conquerall Bank helped put the flames out.

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