Around 2:58 p.m. on Thursday, MFRD responded to the marina in the 6000 block of Rock Point Road for a report of a marine vessel fire.
When crews arrived, they confirmed that a 25-foot long house boat was fully engulfed in flames. The vessel was threatening nearby boats and boat housing, according to MFRD.
The MFRD Fire Boat was requested to the scene to assist crews on land.
Over time, flames spread to several other boats and portions of the boat housing. Firefighters battled to protect the housing structure, thus reducing risk of significant damage and potential collapse, while also mitigating loss to boats and other property.
With assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, MFRD crews applied several hundred gallons of water to numerous fires in the area over the span of about seven hours.
Aqueous foam was used on a boat fires containing oils, diesel fuel, and other flammable liquids.
All of the fires were extinguished and units cleared the scene by 10:30 p.m. A total of seven vessels were damaged or destroyed during the incident, according to MFRD.
After a thorough investigation, the cause of the fire remains undetermined.