Port Forum Fire Sinks 6 Yachts, Damages 4

A fire at Port Forum in Barcelona has caused significant damage to multiple yachts.

A fire started the morning of April 9th at the Port Forum in Barcelona. The fire sank six yachts and damaged four others, all ranging from 19 meters (62 feet) to 23 meters (75 feet) in length, according to reports.

The fire was first reported to officials around 7 a.m., and firefighters were able to calm the voracious flames around 5:30 p.m. One individual was sent to the hospital for mild smoke inhalation, but there were no serious injuries reported.

Two people who lived on a boat that was part of the fire have been displaced.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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