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Fire burns boats at Southern California lake marina

July 17, 2021 GMT
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This photo provided by San Bernardino County Fire shows firefighters using a fire boat to hose down the flames and corral boats at a dock on Lake Arrowhead, Calif., Friday, July 16, 2021. Fire destroyed seven boats and damaged five others before dawn Friday at a marina on Southern California's Lake Arrowhead, authorities said. (San Bernardino County Fire via AP)
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This photo provided by San Bernardino County Fire shows firefighters using a fire boat to hose down the flames and corral boats at a dock on Lake Arrowhead, Calif., Friday, July 16, 2021. Fire destroyed seven boats and damaged five others before dawn Friday at a marina on Southern California's Lake Arrowhead, authorities said. (San Bernardino County Fire via AP)

LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. (AP) — Fire destroyed seven boats and damaged five others before dawn Friday at a marina on Southern California’s Lake Arrowhead, authorities said.

Some of the boats burned through the lines tying them to the dock and floated freely, threatening to spread damage, San Bernardino County fire authorities said in a social media post.

Crews used a fire boat to hose down the flames and corral the boats. The dock also sustained major damage before the flames were knocked down.

A hazardous materials team also responded because of the possibility that fluids and other hazards might affect the lake.

Lake Arrowhead is a scenic tourist destination high in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.