FAIRHAVEN (WBSM) — Firefighters responded to a boat fire that occurred in Fairhaven Sunday evening and sent one person to the hospital.

The incident happened on June 2 at around 7 p.m., when a fire broke out around the Seaview Avenue boat ramp and Sconticut Neck Road.

According to the Fairhaven Fire Department, the fire allegedly started within the 21-foot boat after the battery was connected, causing a spark and igniting a vapor from the fuel tank.

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One male adult sustained moderate burns to his arms and was transported to the Level 2 trauma center at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford.

His name has not been released. There is no further update on his condition at this time.

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