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Old 05-01-2002, 12:12 AM
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Just saw it on the news . Looked like everything in the marina was on fire. I hope no OSO members had a boat there.
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The story I heard was that someone was working on their boat. A small fire started and spread quick and the boat exploded. 60-70 other boats were damaged / destroyed. Mostly large yachts at that marina.
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Here is a picture of the marina.
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Don't click on that link.. it's not right and you will get a bunch of popups and a request to change your homepage.

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Sorry for the bad link. Their website is screwy. Try this..

www.fredericksburg.com
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I have been there a few times. To my knowledge, no OSO members at that Marina, but there are several who are close. From what I heard through my Fire Department, it was an awful fire; very hard to fight as every few minutes another fuel cell blew up. At this point, they are unsure if anyone was killed, as some boats were live-aboards. I really hope they can pull through. We used to have a Region 8 IJSBA PWC race stop there; really nice community with a nice boardwalk. (Just a few hics out that way.)
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Damn that's a shame . Just goes to show how fast a fire can spread when there's fuel and fiberglass involved. I hope that they find everyone.
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Man, I bought my boat in King George which is nearby...that is the nastiest marina fire I have ever seen!
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Holy crap... that must have been what i saw earlier on the tv this morning..... about 9 or so... didn't have time to see what it was.... man that is unreal...and pretty damn scary..!!!
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