Alabama fire chief confirms deaths as fire destroys 35 boats

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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — A fire chief in Alabama is confirming fatalities in a massive fire at a boat dock.

Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Mecklaus isn’t saying how many people have died.

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Earlier, he said 7 people were hospitalized and 7 others were missing after a fire destroyed at least 35 boats docked in Jackson County Park.

The fire broke out early Monday.

The chief said most of the vessels were houseboats.

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The Jackson County Emergency Management Agency says firefighting and rescue operations have been taking place on land and in the water.

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(This story was originally published on January 27, 2020)

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