BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) A spectacular fire Friday destroyed a boatyard that turned out commercial fishing boats, tugs, barges and ferries on the Maine coast.
The 50,000-square-foot building at Washburn & Doughty Associates was rocked by a series of explosions as flames ripped through the facility. One firefighter was treated at the scene for heat exhaustion.
Gov. John Baldacci put the property damage at $30 million.