Cleanup begins at Alabama marina where fire killed 8

Damage from a deadly fire at Jackson County boat dock in Scottsboro, Alabama.

The dock is on a creek that feeds into the Tennessee River, and officials say it doesn't appear that pollution has reached the main water.

Posted: Jan 28, 2020 10:18 AM
Updated: Jan 28, 2020 11:32 AM

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) - Officials are trying to contain environmental damage at an Alabama marina where eight people died in a fire that destroyed dozens of boats.

Floating barriers have been installed to keep oil and other materials from spreading into waters near the Jackson County Park Marina.

The dock is on a creek that feeds into the Tennessee River, and officials say it doesn't appear that pollution has reached the main water.

But burned propane tanks are visible in water near the marina, along with an oily sheen.

The smell of gasoline was still strong Tuesday a day after the blaze.

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