Boats go up in flames as firefighters battle blaze at Lake Norman marina

LAKE NORMAN, N.C. — Dozens of firefighters had to battle a fire early Friday morning at a Lake Norman marina.

The Huntersville Fire Department and the Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue were called around 3 a.m. to a boat fire at Kings Boat Marina on Kingsport Drive.

When crews got there, they said several vessels were on fire. Firefighters said they cut nearby boats loose to contain the spread of the flames and prevent the fire from devastating the marina.

According to Huntersville firefighters, the fire was under control in a little over an hour.

Fire officials said they routinely plan for marina fires. There is still no word yet on what started the blaze.

No injuries were reported.