Firefighters work to extinguish boat fires on District waterfront near Navy Yard

D.C. firefighters have extinguished fires aboard two boats at a yacht club on the Anacostia River near the Navy Yard in Southeast Washington, according to a department spokesman.

The fire agency had initially said there was a third fire aboard a boat two miles away along with waterfront in Southwest Washington. But the spokesman, Tim Wilson, said that turned out to be a glitch that erroneously showed up on the computer system as a separate fire.

Wilson said the two boats that burned were docked at the Eastern Power Boat Club in the 1300 block of Water Street Southeast. The first call came in a few minutes after 2:30 p.m.

Wilson said that as of the 3:30 p.m., the fires were largely out but that the boats had been towed away from the marina to douse remaining embers and ensure the fire didn’t spread. Wilson did not immediately know the type of boats that burned or the cause of the fires.

No injuries were reported.

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