(Update) HOT SHOTS: Early Morning Blaze at Oak Grove Marina Destroys At Least Three Boats
UPDATE (9:30 a.m. July 25): Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Division Chief Keith Swindle released information regarding the early morning boat fire in Edgewater that destroyed three boats and a portion of the pier at Oak Grove Marina. Swindle said that the fire started around 4:40 a.m. to the 2800 block of Solomons Island Road in Edgewater. This is directly behind Yellowfin restaurant.
When crews arrived, several boats that were docked on the boat were involved in a fire. In addition, the pier and items close to the fire were involved. A single alarm with two fire boats brought a total of 48 firefighters to the scene and brought the blaze under control by 5:30 a.m.
Three power boats were destroyed. They ranged in size from 30 to 42 feet in length. Because of a possible ecologic impact from the loss of fuel into the surrounding waters, the Maryland Department of the Environmental was called into to contain and mitigate the fuel spill.
No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no injuries were reported. There is no total damage estimate available from fire officials at this time, Swindle said.
ORIGINAL STORY (7:23 a.m. July 25): Around 5 a.m. on Thursday, Anne Arundel County firefighters extinguished an early morning fire at Oak Grove Marina in Edgewater. The blaze completely destroyed at least three vessels. The first alarm for the fire came in a little before 5 a.m. Firefighters worked the fire for about a half hour, but remained on the scene longer for a diesel fire on the water surface that continued to burn. Foam operations were set up and the Maryland Department of the Environment was called in to assist.
We’ll post more details on this fire event once official release information to the media. In the meantime, here are some photos: