Nassau County Police officers responded to the Keystone Yacht Club in Woodmere at approximately 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, when there was a report of a boat on fire in the water.
According to police, officers found the 39-foot boat docked in the water after it became fully engulfed in flames.
Police said that the boat ultimately sank into the water at the dock due to the excessive damage. The United States Coast Guard and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation had to be called in to contain the fuel and other liquids that spilled into the water.
The Nassau County Police Marine Bureau Unit, Woodmere Fire Department, Hewlett Fire Department, Lawrence / Cedarhurst Fire Department, Inwood Fire Department, and the Long Beach Fire Department all responded to the scene.
A 31-foot and 34-foot boat docked nearby also sustained minor damage. No injuries were reported.
The fire is currently being investigated by the Nassau County Fire Marshal and Nassau County Arson Bomb Squad. Check Daily Voice for updates.