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Sailboat anchored in Bodega Harbor burns

A sailboat anchored in Bodega Harbor went up in flames on Wednesday night, though Bodega Bay fire crews using their own boat managed to douse the fire in relatively short order, emergency dispatchers said.

The blaze was reported off Mason's Marina, on the north side of the harbor near Spud Point Marina, around 7:45 p.m. and drew local firefighters, as well as the Coast Guard, public safety personnel said.

The fire was not accessible from land, but firefighters were able to reach it with their department boat, dispatchers said.

There were no reports of injuries.

You can reach Staff Writer Mary Callahan at 521-5249 or mary.callahan@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @MaryCallahanB.

Mary Callahan

Environment and Climate Change, The Press Democrat

I am in awe of the breathtaking nature here in Sonoma County and am so grateful to live in this spectacular region we call home. I am amazed, too, by the expertise in our community and by the commitment to protecting the land, its waterways, its wildlife and its residents. My goal is to improve understanding of the issues, to find hope and to help all of us navigate the future of our environment. 

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