Fire crews have been called to a yacht on fire in St Katherine Docks on St Katharine’s Way, Wapping E1.

Crews fought the fire from the jetty while firefighters wearing breathing apparatus boarded the vessel to put out the blaze. The middle deck of the 10 tonne motor yacht was left gutted.

The Brigade was called at 1241 and the fire was under control by 1347. Three fire engines from Whitechapel, Dowgate and Dockhead fire stations attended the incident. Two fire rescue units from Edmonton and East Ham were also at the scene and the Brigade’s fire boat was mobilised.

The cause of the fire is under investigation

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