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Firefighters rescue man found unconscious from boat fire


JUNEAU, Alaska — Firefighters have rescued a man who was knocked unconscious by smoke after his boat caught fire in Aurora Harbor.

The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1JbmO7K ) that Capital City Fire Rescue officials were alerted to the emergency early Friday morning by a neighbor who reported smoke coming from the vessel.

Responding firefighters arrived to find black smoke coming from the main cabin of the 38-foot boat. Once inside, they quickly put out a smoldering fire and discovered an unconscious man in the boat's rear berth.

The man, whose name has not been released, was transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital. Fire officials say he had been unconscious but responsive.

The damage to the vessel's interior was estimated at $10,000.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.com

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