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12-15 boats destroyed in blaze at Richmond Yacht Basin

FIRE AT RICHMOND YACHT BASIN Source: Erica Bennett/Facebook
FIRE AT RICHMOND YACHT BASIN Source: Erica Bennett/Facebook (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

WRIC NewsroomHENRICO, VA (WWBT) - The Henrico Fire Department says between 12 and 15 boats were destroyed in a blaze Friday morning at Richmond Yacht Basin in southeastern Henrico near the Chesterfield border.

Henrico Fire Capt. Taylor Goodman the cause of the blaze was under investigation and that there were no injuries reported.

Fire at Richmond Yacht Basin

UPDATE: As many as 15 boats have been destroyed at the Richmond Yacht Basin. No injuries have been reported >> http://bit.ly/2gi8LBS

Posted by NBC12 on Friday, December 9, 2016

The person who called into the blaze to 911 was on a boat and the time and managed to escape. A boat operated by the Henrico Fire Department was also damaged.

Firefighters say that some of the boats that caught on fire actually drifted out into the water.

NBC12's Colleen Quigley says a man who's been coming to the Yacht Basin for 70 years said the blaze was highly unusual. His boat was not damaged in the fire.

Richmond Yacht Basin is just west of I-295.