Two boats destroyed in Upper Florida Keys marina fire

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Two boats were destroyed and a third had minor damage in a fire at an Upper Florida Keys marina early Monday morning.

The fire happened at the Coral Bay Marina on Upper Matecumbe Key in the Village of Islamorada around 1 a.m., said Chief Terry Abel with Islamorada Fire Rescue.

Firefighters took about two hours to completely knock down the flames, he said. Asked about possible injuries, Abel replied in an email, “Unconfirmed.”

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Islamorada Fire Rescue firefighters douse a large boat with water at the Coral Bay Marina in Upper Matecumbe Key Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2019. Assistant Chief Jason Lyman

Assistant Chief Jason Lyman/Islamorada Fire Rescue

The boats that caught on fire were in dry dock. The flames claimed a large Glacier Bay catamaran and a Sea Ray boat. A Corinthian pontoon boat had “superficial damages,” Assistant Fire Chief Jason Lyman said.

The state Fire Marshal is investigating the blaze.


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