A Wednesday evening fire damaged several boats parked at an Inverness-area boating business.
Firefighters from Citrus County Fire Rescue’s (CCFR) stations in Kensington and the Inverness Highlands, along with the Inverness Fire Department, were dispatched at 6:20 p.m. to Apopka Marine, according to a CCFR report.
Crews first arrived at 6:25 p.m. on the 3200 block of State Road 44 to find several trailered vessels involved with flames, but responders were blocked by a locked gate they had to force their way through, CCFR’s report shows.
Once inside, it took firefighters until 6:30 p.m. to gain control of the blaze, which caused a reported $15,000 in property damage, and $7,000 in lost contents. No injuries were reported.
CCFR reviewed surveillance footage of the premises and found no suspicious activity before the fire began.