SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – Emergency crews are at the scene of a deadly fire at the Jackson County Park in Scottsboro.
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen confirmed to WHNT News 19 “at least” 2 people were killed.
Crews were called to the park around 12:40 a.m. Authorities told WHNT News 19 B-Dock was destroyed.
The fire started on the shore side of the dock, creating problems for the fire crews and people trying to escape.
Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus said multiple people were killed, with seven missing as of 6 a.m. Seven people were taken to Highlands Medical Center in stable condition as well. 35 boats were destroyed.
Necklaus said any potential chemical spill has been contained.
The destroyed boats sunk in their berths or floated into Lake Guntersville.
19 agencies from all across the state, regional area, and local, are on the scene, including multiple dive teams.
The Jackson County Emergency Management Agency asked the public to avoid all land and water areas around Jackson County Park until further notice.