A fire that destroyed an Athol woman’s boat is being investigated as arson.
The 1963 Criscraft was parked near Delaynne Adams’ home on U.S. Highway 95 when it caught fire early Thursday. Firefighters were called to the burning 25-foot boat about 3:30 a.m.
Glenn Lauper, state deputy fire marshal, said the fire appears to have been fueled by a liquid accelerant.
Adams, 33, told sheriff’s deputies she left the boat parked along the highway to sell it. She and an ex-boyfriend own the boat and did not have insurance, a sheriff’s report said.
The boat’s value was estimated at $3,000.
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