Cape Cod waterfront landmark burns

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The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a boathouse fire at Coast Guard Station Menemsha. The fire started at 2:42 p.m. Monday and quickly engulfed the boathouse, pier and a truck with a boat trailer.

A 47-foot motor lifeboat was moved from the pier after the boathouse caught on fire. A 25-foot response boat was located near Woods Hole, Mass., during the fire.

All 13 people that were at the station during the fire have been accounted for and are reported in good condition. There are currently 20 people assigned to Station Menemsha.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by federal and local agencies.

Click here for a series of photos of the fire at its peak.