Several killed in fire at Alabama boat dock, 35 boats destroyed

Several killed in fire at boat dock, 35 boats destroyed

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — A deadly fire has killed several people at a boat dock in Jackson County, Alabama.

Officials have not released exactly how many people were killed in the blaze.

Seven people are still unaccounted for as first responders sift through the debris looking for those who are still missing, WAFF reported.

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Officials told WAAY the fire started near the shore, making it difficult for fire crews to battle the flames.

Thirty-five boats were destroyed, most of which were house boats, WAAY reported.

FILE PHOTO: Several people were killed and seven were missing after a fire broke out at a boat dock in Alabama.
FILE PHOTO: Several people were killed and seven were missing after a fire broke out at a boat dock in Alabama. (Suparat Malipoom / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm)