Dallas Fire-Rescue was called to the scene of a massive fire at a Lake Ray Hubbard marina on Monday evening.
At least three boats were destroyed and two others damaged as the blaze overtook the area around 5:33 p.m., according to local ABC affiliate WFAA. No injuries were reported, and the exact cause of the fire remains under investigation as of Tuesday morning.
The dock at Chandler’s Landing marina was also severely damaged during the incident, WFAA reported.
Multiple boats on fire at Chandlers Landing in Rockwall this evening pic.twitter.com/MC7Z1FiS4A
— Dallas Texas TV (@DallasTexasTV) January 31, 2023
Footage of the fire was shared online, and it looked absolutely terrifying. In one video posted by Dallas Texas TV, the person filming pans back and forth over the three luxury boats engulfed in flames as smoke billows over the shelter roof. It’s easy to see why Hell is depicted in flames after watching a video like this.
“So sad,” wrote one Twitter user in response. “One of those belonged to my niece and her family.” (RELATED: Four Dead, Two Injured In House Explosion Outside Of Philadelphia)
While I’m sure the families who own the damaged and destroyed boats had insurance, it’s still scary and sad to see something go up in flames like this. Then again, a lot of Twitter users suggested that someone intentionally started the fire to cash in a policy. “Smells like insurance fraud…” wrote one verified user, accruing a handful of likes in response.