LOWER TWP. POLICE INVESTIGATE BOAT FIRE

Lower_Township_PoliceLower Township Police continue their investigation into a report of a boat fire that was was originally called in to the Wildwood Crest Police Department Thursday night.  The boat fire took place at the Lighthouse Point Marina, in Lower Township.

Lower Township Police, Fire and Rescue Units responded to the call.

Upon arrival, the Erma Fire Chief reported a working boat fire in the water at the Marina’s “D” Dock.

The firefighters, who fought the boat fire during the height of a thunderstorm that was hitting the area at the time, were able to lay several hose lines down the dock to the area of the boat.

Erma Firefighters were able to untie another boat in the area that was endanger of also catching fire and pull it to a safe location.

The New Jersey State Police Marine Law Enforcement Bureau and a Firefighting Boat from the Cape May Coast Guards Small Boat Station, were also called to the scene.

Firefighters were able to knock the fire down in approximately 20 minutes.

The vessel is described as a 30 foot, 1976 Chris Craft, named the Q-Tee. It was later towed by Tow US Salvage, to the Shawcrest Marina.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the New Jersey State Police Marine Law Enforcement Bureau and the Cape May County Fire Marshall’s Office.