Boat catches fire while fueling at marina Friday afternoon

Long Beach firefighters on Friday extinguished a blaze on a 40-foot power boat at the Shoreline Marina fuel dock before the flames could spread to nearby vessels or the dock, according to authorities.

The boat had caught fire around 1 p.m. while “taking fuel aboard,” according to a Long Beach Fire Department tweet. LBFD spokesman Brian Fisk said investigators are still looking into how exactly the boat caught fire.

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Valerie Osier is the Social Media & Newsletter Manager for the Long Beach Post. She started at the Post in 2018 as a breaking news reporter. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and two cats.