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Fire destroys nearly 90 boats in Georgia


A fire yesterday destroyed nearly 90 boats at a Georgia storage facility. Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services released a statement saying the fire at Buford Dam Road Boat and RV Storage was discovered by an employee who provides overnight security. It was reported at 5:22 a.m.

“He reported flames showing from several boat slips,” the statement said.

Local firefighters arrived to find about half of the boat-storage facility ablaze, according to the release, and requested additional unit. “The fire extended to the retail and office area and caused a collapse of the roof,” said the statement.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The release said 86 boats and four recreational vehicles were destroyed.



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