Fire damages building at Cox Point marina

July 24, 1998|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

A three-alarm fire last night extensively damaged the second-floor storeroom of a building at Weaver's Marina on Riverside Drive at Cox Point on Back River, a fire official said.

A firefighter was overcome by heat and was treated at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, said Battalion Chief Pat Kelly.

Kelly said the fire in the building that also houses Weaver's sales offices and service departments was reported at 9: 59 p.m., went to three alarms by 10: 50 p.m. and was under control at 11: 50 p.m.

He said 80 firefighters from stations at Essex, Golden Ring, Middle River, Wise Avenue, Jacksonville, Catonsville, Hyde Park and Perry Hall responded to the marina, about a mile from Eastern Avenue.

Wanda Love, who lives a few yards from the marina, said the cinderblock building is about 100 yards from piers, and boats moored there were not threatened. She said at least one boat was in the building when the fire broke out.

"I saw the owner towing one boat out of the building through the front door as the entire interior filled with heavy smoke," Love said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated, Kelly said.

Pub Date: 7/24/98

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