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Re: Att'n: travlineasy -- Salty's Bar & Grill in Marathon fire
Was quite an intense fire with a lot of burning embers falling on the boats at the Marathon Marina all the way across Rt US1. One palm tree at Marathon Marina did start to burn. My wife and I were awakened just after 3AM by a quite large but muted 'whumpf'; went out and immediately saw flames shooting quite high into the air as obviously the whole building was fully involved. Many boats at Marathon Marina blew '5 blasts' to awaken the rest of the sleeping boaters.
Salty's had a huge thatched roof made from palm fronds over it, and although was made 'fire resistant' it obviously wasnt 'fire proof'; the embers from the roof thatch blew downwind for well over 30+ minutes onto the Marathon Marina. It was still smoldering as of tonight at 6PM; but, thats quite normal for up to 48 hours for such a large and intense fire.
Blackened fish anyone?