Grand Marina Fire Damages Boats

Roy Cockrell A blaze aboard a boat docked at Grand Marina spread to a pair of neighboring vessels before firefighters arrived to extinguish it.

 

At 11:29 am, Saturday, March 18, Alameda Fire Department (AFD) received multiple reports of a boat on fire at the Grand Marina in the Oakland Estuary at the northern foot of Grand Street. Twenty-two firefighters responded with apparatus that included a fireboat. When they arrived they saw heavy fire coming from a docked boat. The fire had spread to two neighboring vessels. They employed multiple hose lines to quickly extinguish the fire.

Firefighters searched for occupants on all three boats, but found no-one. There were no reported injuries, however firefighters discovered a deceased pet dog on board the boat that had sustained the heaviest damage. 

An AFD investigator is working to determine the cause and origin of the fire. 

The Oakland Fire Department also responded with a rescue boat. The Alameda Police Department, the Coast Guard and the Grand Marina harbor master also provided assistance.