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One dead following Saturday boat fire

A man is dead following a fire on a sailboat in Seward Harbor Saturday morning.

Seward Volunteer Fire Department and Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire on the Perspective, moored in Seward Harbor’s B float, just after 11 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Photo courtesy of Wolf Kurtz

The fire tore through the sailboat before being contained by bystanders using fire extinguishers. Firefighters were on the scene shortly after the call was put out and were able to control the fire soon after.

The cause of the fire is unknown and authorities have not yet identified the victim. A deceased dog was also found on board.

This is second vessel fire in the Seward Harbor this winter.