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UPDATE: Investigators rule boat fire accidental

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WFD responded to a fire Sunday morning aboard a 56-foot boat docked in the Intracoastal Waterway near the Fish House Grill on Airlie Rd. WFD responded to a fire Sunday morning aboard a 56-foot boat docked in the Intracoastal Waterway near the Fish House Grill on Airlie Rd.
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Investigators determined a boat fire that happened Sunday morning was an accidental fire and electrical in nature.

WFD responded to the fire Sunday morning aboard a 56-foot boat docked in the Intracoastal Waterway near the Fish House Grill on Airlie Rd.

Flames were shooting from the boat when fire crews arrived just after 9 a.m. A motorist called 911 after spotting the blaze, fire officials said.

No one was aboard the boat at the time of the fire and no surrounding vessels were damaged.

Terry Wells said he purchased the Buddy Cannady boat named "Rameseas" in July. The boat has been docked since a fishing trip in October, he added.  

Wells said the fire looked bad, but didn't cause any structural damage.  

"We'll fix it and go fishing again," he said. 

Wells, who believes the fire started because of an electrical problem, said the situation could have been much worse. 

"I've seen boat fires in marinas and they can go from one boat to the other and they're hard to get to for the fire department." 

The yacht was valued at approximately $400,000 with damages estimated at $150,000.

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