NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - New Rochelle firefighters started off the New Year with a bang, battling a blaze at Wright Island Marina that spread from one boat to another, sending smoke billowing over the harbor.
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day, a fire sparked on a boat tied to a dock at the marina, which spread to a second boat due to gusty weather conditions. The cause of the initial fire is under investigation.
According to New Rochelle firefighters, an attack was mounted from both land and sea to extinguish the fires before they could spread further.
One man suffered injuries while attempting to push the flaming boat away from the dock, and both vessels were destroyed. A third sailboat suffered additional fire damage.
Marine Units from the New Rochelle Police Department, New Rochelle Harbor Master and Westchester County Police Department assisted at the scene. Firefighters had the flames knocked down