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Marina fire destroys boats in Tennessee

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Six boats were destroyed Sunday in a marina fire in Nashville, Tenn. Two sank and four others were damaged beyond repair.

One boat spilled oil and fuel into the water, so crews set out absorbent pads to try to keep those chemicals from spreading in Percy Priest Lake, according to WSMV, a Nashville NBC affiliate.

The manager at Elm Hill Marina said he hoped crews would finish cleaning the area and pull up the sunken boats quickly.

Officials at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, which oversaw the cleanup, said the gas and oil from the damaged boats should have no long-term effect on the lake.

A spokesman for the Nashville Fire Department said investigators believe the fire started on one of the sunken boats, but the cause was still unknown Monday.

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