Man dies in Gloucester County boat fire

Posted at 11:26 AM, Apr 11, 2017

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. - The Gloucester County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man died in a boat fire Monday evening.

On April 10 around 11 p.m., deputies responded to Jordan Marina in the 7800 block of Jordan Road in reference a boat fire.

Callers reported hearing an explosion, then seeing the docked boat fully engulfed in flames.

Abington Fire and Rescue personnel put out the fire. Once the fire was extinguished, they conducted a sweep of the boat to try to locate any possible victims that may have been on board at the time of the reported explosion.

According to the Gloucester County Sheriff's Office, one man died in the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it is believed that high levels of combustible materials in and around a condensed area of incendiary devices may have been responsible.

The sheriff's office says the fire is not considered to be suspicious in nature.

The man's cause of death is under investigation.