A fire that damaged a commercial fishing vessel on Sunday off of Baltimore Avenue and Channel Drive may be the result of welding work, authorities said.

The fire broke out on the fishing boat Ocean One about 3:30 a.m. Sunday at Laurelton Welding Services on Channel Drive, State Police Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams said.

"Welding work had been completed earlier in the morning, right after midnight," Williams said.

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