Authorities said that a fire at McCotter’s Marina in Beaufort County resulted in personal injuries to three people and damage to at least 25 boats on the morning of January 7, according to authorities.


According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, the 911 call was made at about 12:30 a.m. Upon crews’ arrival at the scene, they said the north dock was engulfed in flames.


It took seven fire departments more than five hours of work to extinguish the blaze.


Beaufort County Director of Emergency Management John Pack said that investigators determined the fire to have been caused by an electrical fault. No details were provided.


Authorities said that the majority of the boats damaged were a total loss and about 100 feet of the covered dock was also destroyed.


Authorities said that three people received treatment for injuries including burns and hypothermia. At least one woman jumped into the water to escape the fire.

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