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Boat fire in Dunedin injures one

Two people were injured when a boat caught fire Saturday night at the Dunedin marina, Bay News 9 reported.  According to the television station, the fire started on one boat and had threatening to spread to others in the city marina.  A bartender at the nearby Bon Appetite restaurant, Alecia McNair, said the fire appeared to be out in about 20 minutes.  "There never was a large explosion," said McNair, 29 Ñ but rather some small pops as the fire burned.  A Pinellas County sheriff's official at the scene said there were no fatalities in the fire.   [Handout photo: Alecia McNair]
Two people were injured when a boat caught fire Saturday night at the Dunedin marina, Bay News 9 reported. According to the television station, the fire started on one boat and had threatening to spread to others in the city marina. A bartender at the nearby Bon Appetite restaurant, Alecia McNair, said the fire appeared to be out in about 20 minutes. "There never was a large explosion," said McNair, 29 Ñ but rather some small pops as the fire burned. A Pinellas County sheriff's official at the scene said there were no fatalities in the fire. [Handout photo: Alecia McNair]
Published Sep. 7, 2014

DUNEDIN — A man was injured and two boats were burned to the waterline when a fire broke out Saturday night at the Dunedin marina.

The fire started in a cabin cruiser on which a couple with two kids, a dog and a bird lived. The man, whose name was not available, was taken to Tampa General Hospital, a fire official said. The bird died.

A bartender at the nearby Bon Appetit restaurant, Alecia McNair, said the fire appeared to be out in about 20 minutes.

"There never was a large explosion," said McNair, 29 — but rather some small pops.

The fire destroyed the cabin cruiser and spread to another boat.