A major boat fire broke out at a marina just north of Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. Luckily, no one was injured, but unluckily, the fire destroyed two boats and damaged three more, plus their surrounding finger piers.
The Annapolis Police Department received multiple 911 calls just before 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Podickory Point Yacht Club marina.
When firefighters arrived, a 40-foot boat was fully involved with flames and no one was on board.
The fire then spread to the other boats, says Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesperson Lt. Sheldon Neal. All three burning boats were docked at the time.
Lt. Neal says no one was injured. Naval Support Activity (NSA), Calvert County Fire & Rescue, Baltimore City Fire Department, and the Queen Anne’s County Fire & EMS Commission all helped by responding to the fire.
It ultimately took 69 firefighters approximately three hours to extinguish the fire.
The fire caused an estimated $305,000 in damage. Annapolis Police say, “The initial cause of the fire is accidental, most likely an electrical malfunction.”
-Meg Walburn Viviano