Monroe County couple flown to UT Medical after explosion in their engine hatch at Blue Springs Marina

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ROANE COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) – UPDATE: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency releasing more information regarding a fire at the Blue Springs Marina in Roane County that injured two and sunk two vessels while damaging others.

TWRA reports that around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to Watts Bar Lake at Blue Springs Marina in Roane County.

Multiple agencies responded after multiple reports of small explosions on moored vessels at the marina.

A married couple from Monroe County sustained serious injuries when an explosion occurred in their engine hatch.

Both were flown by helicopter to UT Medical Center.

The dock also sustained significant damage with six vessels being damaged, two of those vessels had sunk.


“Arriving wildlife officers went boat to boat at the end of the dock to confirm all people were accounted for and ensure public safety. Volunteer Electric assisted with cutting power to the marina. The incident remains under investigation.”


2 injured in fire at Blue Springs Marina in Roane County

EARLIER: Two people are injured following a fire at the Blue Springs Marina in Roane County.

The fire started Saturday night; sinking two boats, while damaging others.

After working for hours crews finally got the fire out around 2 a.m.

Hazmat and recovery crews will be on site today for clean up.

Officials say two people were injured in the fire, and were taken to UT Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.


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