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Yacht fire in Ramsgate tackled by firefighters after engine fault

Firefighters have tackled a blaze on a 12m yacht that was caused by a fault in the vessel's engine.

Three fire engines and a fire launch boat were sent to the scene at about 5.15pm yesterday.

The incident happened in Ramsgate. Stock picture
The incident happened in Ramsgate. Stock picture

On arrival, they found a large amount of smoke billowing from the yacht.

The blaze was extinguished using water jets, and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is thought to have been an electrical fault in the yacht's engine.

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