Crews respond to fire at Chris-Craft Boats, fire extinguished

Fire at Chris-Craft Boats
Fire at Chris-Craft Boats(Larry Welk)
Published: May. 5, 2022 at 12:49 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota County Fire and Manatee County Fire were called to the 8100-block of 15th Street for a two alarm fire reported at Chris-Craft Boats.

Smoke could be seen billowing in the sky from nearby roadways.

Despite the size of the fire, some individuals have been allowed back into the area. Firefighters say the blaze started in a free-standing, tented and sprinkled resin tank area. The tanks, which hold approximately 5,000 gallons of resin were wrapped with insulation, which is primarily what was burning.

The product is fed through the tanks via air pressure. As soon as the air was shut down the fire was easily extinguished. A couple of Crews and the Hazmat team remain on scene to ensure the integrity of the tanks and that no leaks are present. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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