Gas fire consumes boat at Julington Creek
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An explosion and fire Friday morning destroyed a boat docked at the Julington Creek marina.
The owner of the "Blue Runner" told Channel 4 gasoline caught fire while he was changing the fuel filer. He managed to get off safely, but the boat was consumed by flames, then sank.
The fire also damaged the dock where the boat was tied up.
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Smoke from the fire could be seen from a Mandarin shopping center two miles north of the creek. Firefighters had the fire out by noon, but smoke was still blowing and gasoline was in the water surrounding the remains of the boat.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.
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