More than a dozen boats burn in Jersey Shore marina fire [video]

    Belmar officials say more than a dozen boats have been damaged in a fire at a marina.

    No injuries were reported and no buildings were damaged in the blaze, which broke out around 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Seaport Inlet Marina along the Shark River in the Monmouth County community.

    The multi-alarm blaze that generated a response from area fire departments was brought under control with a combination of foam and water about 40 minutes later.

    Firefighters from Belmar and several nearby towns fought the blaze. Social media users posted videos and photos of clouds of thick, black smoke that were visible from a distance.

    One image from Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty showed charred boats. Another captured a foamy scene and holes in the hulls of boats. 

    The marina’s website describes the property as the closest marina to the ocean, which is five minutes away, and offering dry docking of boats on a three-level rack system. 

    Doherty said power was cut around 3 p.m. to the marina and immediate area. 

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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