A fire in Scottsboro Alabama has left at least eight people dead and seven injured. The fire broke out early Monday, destroying vessels docked along the Tennessee river. The number of casualties could go up as the number of people on the boats is still unknown.
The fire began just after midnight and quickly consumed the dock B which is about 50 yards from the dock A. The fire spread quickly owing to the gas tanks and propane tanks on the boats.
35 house boats and pontoon crafts burned in the fire.Some were docked for recreation but most of the were peoples homes.
According to Jackson County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Rocky Harnen, efforts to find all the boats, account for all the missing, identify those killed and notify families could take several days.