May 5, 2013

Marina fire destroys, damages boats

Photos of the fire scene were taken by Sheriff’s Sgt. Marc Maison.

Two boats were destroyed and one damaged by fire at Pancho’s Fuel Dock at Burdine’s Waterfront early today in Marathon.

Firefighters and deputies responded to reports of a fire on a 30 foot powerboat at 4:50 a.m. The fire quickly spread to a second boat as deputies attempted to evacuate the surrounding area.

By 5:30, firefighters had knocked down the fire on both vessels and by 6 a.m. the fires were extinguished. Two boats were reported to be destroyed and a third damaged in the blaze.

The Fire Marshalls Office will be investigating the cause of the blaze.

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