Watch the moment firefighters tackle Ely riverside boat blaze
- Credit: Emma Chepaldin
Friends of the owner of a small boat that caught fire on the river in Ely say he safe’s and uninjured.
Fire crews tackled the blaze today and quickly brought the blaze under control.
Glynis Pierson who was among those to see the fire, posted to Twitter: “Nobody hurt, thank goodness.”
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue were on the scene soon after it started and firefighters stayed until assured the area is safe.
A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire and Rescue said: "Crews from Ely and Cottenham were called at 10.40am to reports of a boat on fire near Ship Lane in Ely.
"Firefighters arrived to find a boat well alight.
"Two occupants had removed themselves from the boat.
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"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using hose reels and safely removed it from the water.
"They also checked for hot spots using a thermal imagine camera."
The crews are still at scene making the area safe.