Sailboat beached during Irene destroyed by fire

A sailboat beached in Norfolk during Hurricane Irene was destroyed by fire, according to The Virginian-Pilot.


Boat owner Michael Calabrese, left, shovels sand from under his boat that was damaged and washed ashore during Hurricane Irene in a photo from August. (Michael S. Williamson/WASHINGTON POST)

Officials told the newspaper that tests were ordered to determine whether an accelerant was used to ignite the fire late Friday.

Earlier this month, the Norfolk Sheriff’s office said Calabrese was arrested and charged with damage to property and public drunkenness. He was released on $500 bond.

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