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Family loses home when boat up in flames at Dunedin Marina

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Family loses home when boat up in flames at Dunedin Marina
News from Bay News 9:

A family of lost its home late Saturday when a fire destroyed the cabin cruiser they lived on and damaged four other boats at the Dunedin Marina.

Raymond and Jamie Fisher, both 54, lived aboard the 38-foot Carver Aft-Cabin with their 6- and 8-year-old children. They weren’t home when the fire broke out around 7:15 p.m., but Raymond Fisher was injured when he went tried to reach back inside the boat to save a pet bird, tortoise and two lizards that were aboard.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Raymond Fisher tried to release the bird from its cage and suffered burns on one arm up to his ear. He was taken by ambulance to Tampa General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The bird was not saved.

“It was incredible how fast it went up,” witness Jessica West said. “Once it became engulfed in flames, it was about as tall as the palm trees, and there was just a lot of black smoke and the stench of burning fiberglass.”

Jamie Fisher said the family is now homeless.

“I’ve seen people on the news say they’ve lost…………… continues on Bay News 9

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Fire fighters try to save RVs and boats from flames

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Fire fighters try to save RVs and boats from flames
News from KRDO:


Firefighters tried to save recreational vehicles and boats from the flames at an early morning fire at an RV and boat storage lot.

The fire started around 4:30 Friday morning on Panonia Street near Powers Boulevard and Galley Road at Peak View Storage.  It took crews 30 minutes to get the fire under control.

Matt Love, Cimarron Hills Fire Chief, said 10 to 15 RVs and boats were damaged in the fire. Most of the units damaged were a total loss.

“They’re very close together, so when the fire starts in one, it moves to the rest of those fairly quickly,” said Love. “We were able to force entry into [some of] them and extinguish the fire before it took out everything in the trailer.”

Firefighters said the RV’s propane tanks and air-conditioning units were a concern during their hour-long effort to put out the fire. There were multiple AC units, propane tanks and tires that exploded.

Love said he and his crew were surprised to see people milling around the site when they arrived a…………… continues on KRDO

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