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Boats catch fire at Mystic Wellington Yacht Club in Medford

Firefighters work a scene where at least two boats caught fire while on land at the Mystic Wellington Yacht Club. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

MEDFORD – A fire broke out on a boat in the Wellington Yacht Club’s storage lot early Friday morning, causing several gas explosions that sent flames into the air above the boat yard and severely damaging two nearby boats, State Police said.

The blaze started at around 6:15 a.m. in the Medford lot, and no one was injured, State Trooper James Vines said. The fire began on one boat and spread to another, and the plastic covers of six other boats were burned, Vine said

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