Boat erupts in flames at St Kilda Pier

FIREFIGHTERS have asked residents to close all windows and doors as heavy smoke from a boat fire at St Kilda marina smothers surrounding areas.

The MFB brought the blaze under control after the 13-metre catamaran on St Kilda marina, off Pier Rd, caught fire about 5pm.

Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman Susannah Hicks said two people were assessed for smoke inhalation but no one was taken to hospital.

Melbourne Fire Brigade southern district Commander Lynch Wild said firefighters battled the blaze for more than an hour from seven trucks on land and from their own boat, with foam eventually extinguishing the erratic flames.

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