At about 4 p.m., Cherokee County firefighters responded to a call from the homeowner who reported smoke coming from his boat, said Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Tim Cavender.
“The homeowner stated that he worked inside his home and went outside and noticed smoke and flames coming from his boat that was located next to an outside storage building,” Cavender said Wednesday in a news release.
The boat was at a house in the Dogwood subdivision in Canton, on Whiteleaf Way just off Univeter Road, Cavender said.
“The homeowner had had the 1987 boat for approximately 18 years,” he added.
No injuries were reported, but the boat had major damage.
“Cherokee County firefighters were able to get the fire extinguished before any major damage could be done to the storage building,” Cavender said.
Cavender said arson is not suspected, and the cause of the fire is still being investigated by a Cherokee County Fire Investigator.