Watch the moment firefighters tackle Ely riverside boat blaze

Boat blaze Ely

Boat blaze Ely - 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.  

Boat fire at Ely

Boat fire at Ely - Credit: Emma Chepaldin

Boat fire at Ely

Boat fire at Ely - Credit: mjp-studio.com

Boat fire at Ely

Boat fire at Ely - Credit: mjp-studio.com

Boat on fire

Boat on fire - Credit: Emma Chepaldin

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.

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