One injured in Onset marina boat fire

Jun 19, 2023

One person was injured when a 32-foot powerboat caught fire in the Safe Harbor Marina in Onset on Friday, June 26. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation but is not believed to be suspicious, said Onset Fire Department Deputy Captain Jeffrey Dias.

The boat, manufactured by Chris-Craft Boats in 2008, was 450 feet from shore when it burst into flames. 

Dias told Wareham Week he was not allowed to name the boat’s owner, and did not know where the owner is from.

He did not disclose the identity of the injured person, who was treated by Wareham EMS and refused to be taken to the hospital. 

Dias said his department received a call at 4:43 p.m. about a boat on fire. While arriving to the scene, more calls came in, reporting heavy smoke in the area.

Additional departments and agencies came to assist, including the Wareham, Bourne, Marion, Carver and Plymouth fire departments. Wareham EMS, the Wareham Police Department, the Department of Fire Services Rehabilitation Unit and the Providence Canteen. The Providence Canteen is a nonprofit that provides food and water to first responders.

The fire was under control by 5:20 p.m.