FALMOUTH — Fire destroyed a boat docked at the Portland Yacht Club off Route 88 in Falmouth this afternoon.

Fire Chief Howard Rice said the fire appears to have started in the engine area of a 15-foot Boston Whaler that is owned by the Yacht Club.

Deputy Fire Chief Jay Hallett, who also manages the Handy Boat marina, saw the fire, jumped into his boat, and motored a short distance across the water from Handy Boat to the Yacht Club. Hallett used a fire extinguisher to keep the fire from spreading.

Falmouth firefighters put the fire out. No injuries were reported The Boston Whaler is valued at about $15,000.

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