Hereford & Worcester

Northwick Marina fire destroys pleasure boats and cars

A blaze that destroyed pleasure boats and a car at a Worcestershire marina may have been started deliberately, the fire service has said.

The fire brigade were called to Northwick Marina in Neweys Hill, Worcester, just after midnight.

A spokesman for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue service said they are "working closely with the police".

Fire crews from Worcester and Droitwich tackled the blaze together with two fire brigade boats.

The water rescue boats put a floating oil absorbent boom across the mouth of the marina to minimise any environmental impact on the River Severn as a result of the incident.

Station Commander Daryl Justice said: "As well as the hazards involved in working so closely to the water, firefighters also faced the risk of explosion from gas cylinders stored on the boats, and there were several small explosions as the fire was brought under control."

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