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Dock fire in Alabama kill 8

Does anyone know anything about this? It sounds devastating.

The article states that no cause has been identified yet. I image it's difficult when the fire has destroyed that much.

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‘There’s Nothing Left’: An Inferno Tears Through Alabama Boat Dock, Killing 8



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Some of the roughly 35 destroyed vessels were houseboats where people lived full-time.
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At least four of the eight people killed in Monday morning's boat dock fire in northeastern Alabama were children ranging in age from 7 to 16, a coroner said Tuesday.

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Expect a crackdown on liveaboard Marinas once the lawyers and Politicians get a hold of this.
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Re: Dock fire in Alabama kill 8

How tragic. The night time temperatures there this week were in the 30s (F) and 40s (F). With small children living on board, I'd guess that they may have been running, either some electric space heaters that overloaded the AC circuit, or were running some fuel fired heaters.
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