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Woman hospitalized after Long Beach boat fire

A woman was sent to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after being caught in a boat fire in Alamitos Bay.

March 12, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Long Beach Fire Department units responded to reports of a boat fire early Friday morning in Alamitos Bay.Officials found a 50-foot sail boat at the end of Gangway 16 with a large fire in the cabin area and on the main deck. There were two occupants on board, a 63-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man. Rescuers transported the woman to Community Hospital, suffering from smoke inhalation. The man was examined for very minor burns to his face and was released on scene. A resident from an adjacent boat suffered burns to his hand while attempting to put out the fire with a garden hose. The vessel was estimated at $180,000 value and is most likely a total loss. There were no other reports of injuries or damages.