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Marina fire may have had electrical origin

No injuries in huge fire. Marina was closed at time. Several small propane tanks explode. Marina served as grocery store, gift shop and restaurant.

By Ronnie Dooley, Assistant Supervisor
News from Taylor Co. Fire Department

At 11:06amET this morning date a fire was reported at Green River State Marina. Upon arrival, Taylor County Fire Department found heavy fire confined to the marina. The Green River Marina served as a grocery store, gift shop, and restaurant.

Several small propane tanks exploded which helped fuel the fire. Relief valves on two larger propane tanks relieved. Such relief valves are designed to prevent tanks when heated from building two much pressure and exploding.

The marina was closed at the time of the fire. Floating cabins next to the marina were evacuated. One Jet Ski and a boat were damaged in the fire. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is possibly of an electrical origin.

This story was posted on 2010-11-26 16:15:11
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Firemen amid smoldering

2010-11-26 - Photo by Ronnie Dooley. Green River Lake, Campbellsville, KY
Ronnie Dooley captured this scene with firemen dowsing smoldering flames which destroyed the restaurant and office at Green River Lake Marina this morning. According to Campbellsville 911 Dispatcher Adam England, firefighters were still at the site of the fire at 2:08CT, when this photo was taken. The initial call on the fire came at just after 10amCT/11amET this morning.

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