Boat explosion causes fire at Leatherwood Marina in Stewart County

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Sep 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 14:56:31-04

STEWART COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — A fire at the Leatherwood Marina was contained after a boat explosion Sunday morning.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency responded to the area on Kentucky Lake around 10:30 a.m. Sunday when a houseboat caught fire and spread to the marina.

The fire burned for more than an hour before crews could extinguish it. The TWRA said four houseboats sunk and six other vessels were damaged.

The cause of the blaze remains unknown.

A man suffered burns to his legs and was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he's expected to be released.