Sunken boat that may explain deadly northeast Alabama marina fire has been found

Updated: Jan. 29, 2020 at 10:22 PM CST
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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WAFF) - The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office confirms the boat they were searching for has been found.

Authorities say this boat may be key in solving the mystery of what led to the deadly fire earlier this week at Jackson County Park Marina.

They believe it broke loose from the dock, burned in the open water and sank.

Investigators say the missing boat was moored in a location that they believe may be the starting point of the fire - though it’s too early to say for certain if that’s the case.

The fire killed eight people, four of whom were children.

State fire marshals are still trying to determine a cause.

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