WATCH: Fire Levels Marina and Destroy Boats in Its Wake
Anderson County, S.C. — A malfunction with a generator is being blamed for a fire that injured one person and destroyed more than a dozen boats at a South Carolina marina.
Video shows roiling smoke and flames at the Portman Marina on Lake Hartwell. According to the Charlotte Observer, the owner of the boat that started the blaze suffered burns to his face, neck and arms.
Hundreds of firefighters from more than two-dozen departments were called to help. One witness said they saw boats "explode" during the fire.
The marina has 500 boat storage spaces, two restaurants and a full contingent of services, including gas dock.