Fire damages dock at popular marina on Norfork Lake Sunday night

Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 8:37 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2022 at 5:15 PM CDT
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MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (KY3) - A fire Sunday night damaged a boat dock at a popular marina on Norfork Lake.

The fire happened around 9 p.m. on Sunday at one of the nine docks at Tracy Ferry Marina in Mountain Home.

Investigators say one boat caught fire, then it spread. The fire damaged several boats but only damaged one dock. Nobody suffered injuries.

“Obviously there is some type of failure that we don’t know yet,” said owner Seth Bemis. “It’s still shocking, especially to the family and that group, everyone has been so kind and we’re so thankful that everybody is okay to talk about it and that we can move on.”

Bemis says the cause of the fire is under investigation. He says a fireworks show was about to start when the fire happened. Bemis says once the insurance agency looks at the damage Tuesday, they will start getting cleanup crews to pull sunken boats up and to tear up the dock.

The marina opened for the Fourth of July holiday.

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