Alabama fire chief confirms 8 deaths in boat dock fire



Hospital officials say most of the injuries they treated were minor, including hypothermia. Witnesses describe people stranded on the dock while it burned, not being able to reach land. “People were screaming… there was nothing you could do.” Salvage work will continue tomorrow at the scene. Officials tell us they do not expect to find any more bodies.

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Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus: “The immediate effort was to try to account for how many people were on the boats. That proved difficult because the nature of people coming and go and offer house boats and not knowing how many people were staying with who the original unaccounted number, I guess the number that we felt like was fairly reasonable was eight people at this point can confirm eight fatalities.”