Boat docked at Vol Navy catches fire hours before game day, KFD reports

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Five people and a dog are safe after a boat catches fire that was docked at Vol Navy, according to Knoxville Fire Department.

KFD reporting the Vessel Chances “R” caught fire at 6:30 a.m. The cabin cruiser sank after catching fire.

Thankfully all five people and one dog on board are safe.

Fire crews are currently cleaning up, and monitoring for any hazardous materials in the water.

TWRA wanting boaters coming to the UT football game Saturday, to know that docking will be reduced by half due to recovery efforts and oil/gasoline cleanup after the boat fire.

They are also asking if at all possible to avoid coming to today’s game by boat.

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