Boat catches fire at Is­land Cove Ma­rina

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - REGION -

A boat fire at Is­land Cove Ma­rina in Har­ri­son caused up to $80,000 in dam­age Fri­day, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from the Hamil­ton County Of­fice of Emer­gency Man­age­ment and Home­land Se­cu­rity.

At 3:20 p.m., a 911 caller re­ported a boat fire at Is­land Cove Ma­rina off of High­way 58. Fire­fight­ers ar­rived and con­firmed a 25-foot Cruiser boat was on fire. Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, an Is­land Cove Ma­rina res­i­dent had seen the boat on fire and im­me­di­ately re­leased it from the dock to pre­vent the fire spread­ing to other boats and the slip.

The cause of the fire is un­de­ter­mined, the re­lease states. No in­juries were re­ported. Fire of­fi­cials re­ported the own­ers of the boat had been run­ning the boat Fri­day morn­ing, but shortly af­ter they left the ma­rina, the own­ers re­ceived a call from Is­land Cove Ma­rina say­ing their boat was on fire. Dam­age was listed at be­tween $75,000 and $80,000.

A Hamil­ton County Haz­mat team re­sponded to the scene to con­tain a pos­si­ble fuel spill from the charred boat. No fur­ther in­for­ma­tion was im­me­di­ately avail­able.

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