CHESTER β€” Authorities are looking for information or anyone who may have observed the early stages of a house boat fire at Castle Harbor Yacht Club on the morning of July 10.

Bystanders at the marina reported the fire on the 50’ Catamaran Cruiser. Firefighters from Kent Island and Grasonville volunteer fire departments responded and used Fire Boat 1 to extinguish the blaze.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office reported the boat owned by Daniel White suffered damages estimated at $80,000 plus $20,000 in contents. The fire is believed to have started in the living quarters located toward the stern of the boat. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact deputy state fire marshals at the Upper Eastern Regional Office, 410-822-7609.

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