Fire damages three boats, pier in Edgewater

Cause unknown; investigation ongoing

August 23, 2012|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

A fire at the South River Marina in Edgewater damaged three boats and a pier early Thursday morning, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to the marina in the 1000 block of Turkey Point Road for reports of a fire about 3:50 a.m. and found two boats in flames, said Lt. Cliff Kooser, a department spokesman.

A total of 21 firefighters working with the assistance of two county fire boats and a fire boat from the Annapolis Fire Department took about 20 minutes to extinguish the fire, Kooser said.

Kooser said he did not yet have estimates for the cost of the extensive damages to the two boats, or for the more minor damages to a third boat and a pier. Kooser estimated all three boats were between 20 and 25 feet.

The cause of the fire remained unknown as of Thursday night, but the investigation was ongoing, Kooser said.

Investigators were also still trying to determine whether anyone was aboard the boats when the fire started, he said.

There were no injuries, he said.

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