STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Firefighters responded to reports of a boat on fire in Stratford Saturday afternoon.
Just before 2:30 p.m., Stratford Fire Department responded to a boat fire at the Dock Shopping Center Marina, located at 955 Ferry Blvd.
Upon arrival, firefighters discovered heavy smoke and fire, and requested additional fire resources due to the volume of the fire, its location, and the freezing temperatures.
Fire officials said the older 40' catamaran boat was familiar to fire personnel, as it has been utilized as a permanent domicile for its owner for many years and is normally moored in the Housatonic River, across from the town-owned Bond's dock further south.
Firefighters were able to successfully extinguish the fire on the ship within 35 minutes, officials said.
No injuries were reported.
After investigating, the cause of the fire was determined to be an unattended mattress heating pad.