Firefighters rush to Brixham harbour boat blaze

A sailing boat had to be towed into Brixham harbour after a fire broke out on board. The boat, called Floss, was brought into harbour by the crew at Torbay RNLI Lifeboat station this afternoon (Sunday June 23) after receiving a call for help at 4.35pm.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said pumps from its fire stations in Paignton and Brixham were also called to the harbour to support the coastguard and RNLI.

A video shared with DevonLive shows fire crews at the scene with firefighter rigging up water pumps straight into the harbour and working on a pontoon alongside RNLI colleagues.

He said the boat arrived in port after 5pm and firefighters inspected the vessel following a call form HM Coastguard. The fire service spokesman said: "We The incident involved a sailing boat that was towed into Brixham harbour after a fire broke out at sea. We supported the work of the RNLI and coastguard and inspected the boat.

"All the people on board are safe and no injuries have been reported. We left the scene at about 7.30pm."

The small fire is understood to have taken hold in the battery compartment and engine room.