Boats destroyed in Lake Texoma marina fire
DENISON, Texas (KTEN) — Fire consumed a boathouse at the Eisenhower Yacht Club Marina on Lake Texoma Friday night.
As many as 18 boats were lost in the fire, according to a Facebook post by Sherwood Shores Fire Department Capt. Craig Reed.
"The fire got a big head start on us," Reed wrote. "Tim Bilderback, Brent Sullivan, Jim Fowler, Michael Tucker, Chris Gumm and myself all did what we could with the wind and cold temperatures. Our fire pumps were frozen, and ice was covering our boats, making for treacherous conditions."
The marina posted a statement on Facebook with additional details:
"It appears that all boats and the entire boathouse have been lost to the fire. The first person that saw and called in the fire said that every boat appeared to be on fire at that time; therefore, we have no knowledge of what caused it."
No injuries were reported.
Location of the Eisenhower Yacht Club Marina. (Google Maps)