FIREFIGHTERS were called to Shaldon Bridge on Thursday night after reports a boat was on fire.
When they arrived at 11.10pm the Teignmouth crew found an abandoned boat on fire on the beach.
The crew confirmed it was an 8-10 foot fibre glass boat. They got to work extinguishing the boat using a hose reel jet.
The fire was successfully put out but the boat was destroyed.
The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.