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Baltimore Co. firefighters battle Essex Marina blaze

Callers heard an 'explosion'

By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun

11:10 AM EDT, March 18, 2012

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Baltimore County fire officials battled an early-morning boat blaze that spread to the dock of the Essex Marina on Sunday, a department spokesman said.

Officials responded to the marina after receiving a call around 3:37 a.m. from neighboring residents who reported an "explosion" and a "loud pop" at the marina, the spokesman said.

When officials arrived, the boat was fully engulfed in flames and the dock was also on fire, according to the spokesman, who said officials used foam to extinguish the blaze.

No further details were available Sunday morning.

erica.green@baltsun.com.