Nearly 200 Boats Damaged in Eastern Missouri Marina Fire
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a massive fire at an eastern Missouri marina destroyed or damaged nearly 200 boats and left at least one person injured. The fire broke out Wednesday at the Woodland Marina along the Mississippi River in St. Charles County. Firefighters were called to the marina just before 3 p.m. Wednesday and believe the blaze started in a storage area for boats. Fire chief Jeremy Hollrah says 140 boats were destroyed in the fire, and dozens more were damaged. Officials say a marina mechanic suffered burns, was taken to a hospital with burns and released Wednesday night.