1 injured explosion at Oldham County marina

The explosion happened just after 10 a.m. at a marina off Highway 1793.
Published: Oct. 6, 2023 at 12:27 PM EDT
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GOSHEN, Ky. (WAVE) - One person has been taken to UofL Hospital with severe burns after an explosion in Oldham County.

The explosion happened just after 10 a.m. at a marina off Highway 1793 in the Cardinal Harbor area.

According to the North Oldham Fire Department, work was being done on a catamaran when the explosion occurred.

The boat had 200 gallons of fuel onboard which all burned out.

But the large quantity of fuel adding intensity to the fire and the boat’s proximity to the other boats in the marina made this fire a little more difficult to fight.

“The biggest issue here is because of all the fuel in the different boats and the fuel storage they have, communication. So we’re protecting those exposures first, once we made sure that there was no one in danger because he was already out,” said North Oldham County Fire Chief Hewett Brown. “So that’s really the risk is it’s spreading to that fuel containment”

North Oldham County Fire was assisted by Anchorage Middletown Fire and South Oldham Fire Departments.

Brown says the victim had severe burns but was able to get themselves off the boat and to safety.

The condition of the victim is not known at this this time.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.