Boat catches fire in Murrells Inlet

MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) - A boat caught fire Friday morning in Murrells Inlet.

Captain Jerry Howerton with Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire Rescue says the 19-foot boat was still sitting on a trailer on at the public landing in Murrells Inlet when it caught fire.

The boat had just been fully-fueled, Howerton says, but the fire did not reach the fuel tank, and none of the fuel leaked.

At this point it is unclear how the fire started.

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