01/07/11 180 W, 2 I - + 0 - 5 This Morning's Major Marina Fire in Washington

Some 30 boats were damaged in a major fire at McCotters Marina in Washington this morning. The fire was reported about midnight with Bunyan Fire Department dispatched. Some of the boats were occupied, and residents literally jumped for their lives. Two people were transported, reports this WITN story. One for hypothermia, after jumping into the water. Another for burns to face and hands. Some 80 boats were docked at the marina, and several were occupied. Fuel from some dozen boats has brought a Cherry Point FD team to the scene. That's about a 60 mile response, says Google Maps.

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FireNews Incident Reports has more details. As units were rolling, communications advised an explosion had occurred with one dock fully involved and people trapped on other boats. Bunyan Engine 10 arrived and found heavy fire conditions. Command requested two more fire companies, two EMS companies, and two water rescue companies. Departments on scene included Bunyan FD, Chocowinity FD, Washington FD, Sidney Dive Team, and Broad Creek EMS. Read the incident report for more details.

Pretty good summary from the next day’s news: http://www.wdnweb.com/articles/2011/01/0..
Legeros - 01/08/11 - 12:25

Those are my boys that worked that one. That’s where the “73” comes from in my e-mail address. With help from Blounts Creek, Washington, Chocowinity, Bath, and Sidney, they all did a great job from what I’ve heard from some of the guys that were there. Thanks for grabbing the coverage, Mike!
Duda - 01/09/11 - 11:30

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