Fire destroys 3 yachts

January 23, 1994|By Staff Report

CHESTER -- Fire destroyed three 50-foot yachts docked at a marina in this Queen Anne's County town early yesterday. Investigators estimated total damage at $750,000.

Deputy State Fire Marshal W. Faron Taylor said three other boats and the boathouse at the Piney Narrows Marina were damaged.

Firefighter Robert Feitz, 43, slipped on ice and fell from one of the yachts, fracturing his ribs when he landed on the pier.

Mr. Taylor said the cold weather and ice along the 300-foot pier hampered the 50 firefighters.

The fire, which began about midnight, was out in an hour.

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