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Two dead after fire at Dozier Yachting Center

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Two people were killed in a fire at Dozier Yachting Center in Urbanna, Virginia on Feb. 29, Virginia State Police have confirmed. More than 50 boats were affected by the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said.

Major M.E. Sampson with Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office says the fire was called in Monday at 4:30 a.m. Several local and state agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the scene.

Fire at Virginia marina in Urbanna. (Bill Allanson)

Fire broke out on Feb. 29 at Dozier Yachting Center in Urbanna, Virginia. (PHOTO/Bill Allanson)

Sampson said that a vessel broke loose during the fire, but it was contained. He also said several crews prevented the fire from affecting nearby condos.

Earlier, the USCG said two people who lived on boats at the marina were unaccounted for Monday morning. The identities of those killed in the fire have not yet been released.

The cause of the fire remains part of an active arson criminal investigation.

The Triton sends our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families.

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