Two boats sink following blaze at Hayling Island marina

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A FIRE broke out in a marina this morning.

Firefighters from the surrounding area were called to Sparkes Marina in Wittering Road, Hayling Island, after a boat fire broke out.

The fire broke out at Sparkes Marina in Hayling Island this morning. Picture: Simon Sutt

The fire broke out at Sparkes Marina in Hayling Island this morning. Picture: Simon Sutt

Three boats were caught up in the blaze, with a motor cruiser and a yacht sinking due to the damage sustained.

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A spokeswoman from Hampshire Fire and Rescue said: ‘We had pumps from Hayling Island and Havant Fire Stations in attendance, who were called to deal with a boat fire.

‘They were called to the scene at 6.15am – the fire involved three boats outside the marina jetty.’

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Simon Sutt from Hayling Island was in the area when the fire broke out.

He said: ‘I live behind the marina.

‘My son Fergus was woken by some explosions and we the went to look closer.

‘I think it spread to more than one boat and possibly the pontoon.

‘The fire is out now but fire brigade still there in numbers.’

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