MARBLEHEAD (CBS) — The Marblehead Fire Department says an overnight fire at a boat storage facility left more than half a million dollars in damage, but it could have been worse if it were not for their fast response.

A fire broke out at Ryan Marine Services on Lincoln Avenue shortly after midnight Friday. A neighbor reported hearing an explosion and firefighters responded a few minutes later, according to the department.

marbleheadboat Fire Breaks Out At Marblehead Boat Storage Facility Overnight

A boat was damaged by an overnight fire in Marblehead (WBZ-TV)

“The origin of the fire was a 22 foot Eastern. The responding companies made a quick stop of a fire that could have gotten out of hand quickly due to the heavy fuel load. Damages are estimated to be between $500,000 to $750,000,” said the Marblehead Fire Department Facebook page.

Mass. State Police Fire Investigation Unit, Marblehead Police, and Marblehead Fire are now investigating the cause of the fire. At this time it appears to be accidental.

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