BOAT GOES UP IN FLAMES AT WARNERS BAY

A yacht has been destroyed by fire at Warners Bay overnight.

Just after 1:30am, fire crews arrived at the Esplanade to find a docked yacht well alight next to a jetty.

Several crews worked to contain the fire and prevent further damage to the jetty.

A small amount of fuel escaped the hull of the vessel and a Hazmat crew was called to the scene.

The yacht was completely destroyed, whilst the jetty was left with minor damage.

Crews left the scene shortly after 3:15am.

Maritime officers will begin salvage efforts later today.

The boat fire is the second at Warners Bay in less than a week.