A building at Renowned builder New England Boatworks burst into flame this morning, spreading to three or four other buildings before being contained by firefighters, a number of whom were taken to the hospital for exposure to cyanide gas.
Word is that there was little or no damage to the high-profile boats like the new Titan, whose dry berth isn’t far from the burned buildings. While there’s no official word at all coming out of NEB, an insider told us that the fire started in the oven building, where the deck of a new 55-foot daysailor was being cooked. Another tells us that some offices were destroyed, including that of one of the most famous anarchists in the history of SA – naval architect Lesbian Robot. Huge bummer, and we’ll let you know the minute we find out more.