Investigators believe that gasoline vapors were the source of the fire that destroyed a Massachusetts marina.

NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! An extensive fire at a Massachusetts marina last week that destroyed buildings, cars, boats, and one employee’s hospital stay was most likely started by gasoline fumes ignited by a spark while a boat’s gas tank was being replaced, according to investigators.

According to a statement released on Monday by the state fire marshal and local authorities, the fire at the Mattapoisett Boatyard on Friday that attracted over 100 firefighters and sent a plume of heavy, black smoke over southeast Massachusetts that could be seen for miles was determined to be accidental.

According to the investigation, a worker had been repairing a boat’s gas tank when the fire started inside a building at the boatyard.

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A multi-alarm fire rips through the Mattapoisett Boatyard on Ned's Point Road in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. The fire was started when gasoline vapors ignited due to a gas tank replacement.

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According to authorities, the fire spread to six buildings, 47 cars, and 14 boats after being fanned by winds of up to 25 mph.

Though still in the hospital, the injured worker is anticipated to make it through. Three firefighters who had heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation injuries received medical treatment before being discharged.

After the cockpit fills with smoke, a Lufthansa flight headed for Frankfurt diverts to Logan Airport in Boston.
About 50 miles south of Boston is Mattapoisett.

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