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Minor fire reported on Daufuskie ferry

By REBECCA LURYE January 22, 2014   Updated 14 hours ago Read more here: A fan in a Daufuskie Island public ferry caught fire Wednesday afternoon as the boat was returning to Hilton Head Island, according to the Town of Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Division. Fortunately, a fire chief was among the ferry's 50 passengers, Hilton Head division Battalion Chief Mick Mayers said. Daufuskie Island Fire District Chief Eddie Boys used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames, which originated from a fan in the bathroom shortly before 4 p.m., Mayers said. The fire was out by the time the boat arrived at the Haig Point Embarkation at 4:06 p.m., Mayers said. The fire, which spewed smoke throughout the ferry's cabin, caused about $1,000 in damage, he said. No one was injured. Read more here: