Boat Fire at Wahweap Marina
Firefighters battling a houseboat fire early Thursday morning, October 25, at the Wahweap Marina in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area saved multiple vessels with their quick response, Glen Canyon Deputy Superintendent Brian Carey said Thursday. No injuries were sustained by any marina guests or firefighters during the incident. The fire was contained by 7:45 a.m.
The Glen Canyon dispatch center received a call at 6:30 a.m. regarding a fire in the Wahweap Marina, which had been spotted by National Park Service (NPS) maintenance personnel. The NPS Dive Team was first on the scene and was able to remove two adjacent vessels from the dock thus limiting the spread of the fire. When the NPS firefighters and the Page Fire Department arrived on the scene, one houseboat moored on "N" dock was engulfed in flames.
Once the fire was suppressed, the boat was removed to the Wahweap ramp to prevent it from sinking as it was 75% destroyed. A second vessel, having received partial damage to one side, was removed to the breakwater. It is not believed that there were any occupants aboard the houseboats at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office.