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Fire destroys 3 boats at Ko Olina Marina

Fire destroyed three boats moored at Ko Olina Marina today.

Firefighters responding to a 4:06 p.m. emergency call arrived at the marina to find the three adjacent vessels engulfed in fire.

A total of eight fire companies staffed with 28 firefighters responded to the blaze, which was brought under control by 4:37 p.m. and fully extinguished by 5:06 p.m.

Two adult males were on one of the vessels when the fire broke out but were able to escape without injury.

Two of the vessels, a 24-foot sailboat and a 36-foot motor yacht, sustained heavy damage and sunk. The third vessel, a 36-foot sailboat, remained afloat but was also heavily damaged and is considered to be a total loss. One adult male who lived on the 36-foot sailboat was displaced by the fire.

Bystanders told fire officials that there was approximately 400 gallons of diesel fuel on board the two vessels when they sank. HFD personnel deployed absorbent booms to contain any spilled diesel and contacted the Coast Guard and the state Department of Health’s Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response office.

This fire is currently under investigation and damage estimates have yet to determined.

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