The Provincetown Fire Department was
alerted around 0830 Hours on Friday June 29, 2007 when the approx
50' wooden fishing vessel "Ancora Praia" caught fire at the end of
the MacMillan Wharf in the center of Provincetown harbor.
Engine 194 arrived first driving out onto the
pier next to the smoking vessel. Engine 193 arrived behind
E194 and used 30' of suction hose to draft water from the harbor to
fight the fire. Additional units including Engine 190, Ladder
192, Engine 195, and all of the ambulances in town. Chief
Michael Trovato commanded the fire with dozens of P-Town
firefighters working for approximately 2 hours at the scene.
The USCG and harbor master, as well as Provincetown Police
Departments assisted. Truro Engine 483 covered PTown HQ during
There was apparently some welding taking place
when hot embers got into void spaces in the dry wooded hull,
igniting the fire.