Fatal fire sweeps through Tennessee River boat dock

AP News
January 27, 2020 - 8:52 am
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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) - Boaters leaped into the water to escape a fire that consumed at least 35 vessels 
docked along the Tennessee River. Authorities say there were fatalities as 7 
people were sent to hospitals and 7 others were initially reported missing. The 
blaze was reported shortly after midnight as people living in the boats were 
sleeping, and consumed the wooden dock and an aluminum roof that covered many of 
the vessels, cutting off escape routes and raining debris into the water. 
Jackson County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Rocky Harnen tells The Associated Press 
that they're trying to get divers to search for possible victims.

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