Rainbow City marina destroyed in early-morning fire

Rainbow City marina destroyed in early-morning fire
Officials with the Southside Fire Department say they responded to Little Bridge Marina on the corner of Hwy. 77 and Whorton Bend Road early Tuesday morning and found heavy fire showing. (Source: Southside FD/Facebook)

RAINBOW CITY, Ala. (WBRC) - A marina in Rainbow City has been ruled a total loss after a massive early-morning fire Tuesday.

Officials with the Southside Fire Department say they responded to Little Bridge Marina on the corner of Hwy. 77 and Whorton Bend Road early Tuesday morning and found heavy fire showing.

The call came in around midnight.

Rainbow City Assistant Fire Chief Richard Johnson says the fire appeared to start at the rear of the restaurant.

Johnson says the cause of the fire isn’t known, but the restaurant is a total loss. No other part of the Marina was damaged.

Total-loss after fire.
Total-loss after fire. (Source: Dixon Hayes/WBRC)

The Little Bridge Marina is located on the Coosa River, near the Southside Bridge.

Units from Rainbow City Fire, Whorton Bend Fire, Southside Fire and A-Med Ambulance Service all worked the scene. Rainbow City police, Southside police and the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office assisted.

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