Boat Fire

Firefighters get done extinguishing a Wednesday evening fire that damaged several boats parked at Apopka Marine outside of Inverness. 

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.

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Contact Chronicle reporter Buster Thompson at 352-564-2916 or bthompson@chronicleonline.com.

(1) comment

Ssabmud

Now I have seen stories of Spontaneous Human Combustion but never heard of Spontaneous Boat/Trailer Combustion.

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