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UPDATE: Boat fire on Tennessee River

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UPDATE: A towing company continues to work to clean up what's left after an early morning boat fire near Gold Point Marina.

Employees of Southern Marine Towing & Salvage, LLC. are in the process of pumping the fuel out of the boat before towing the boat to shore.

The Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department and rescue crews put out the fire early Friday morning. All six people on board jumped in the water and swam to safety.

It's not clear what started the fire. 

PREVIOUS STORY: A boat caught on fire early Friday morning at Gold Point Marina.

According to Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, there were six people on board, but they have been evacuated.

Chattanooga Fire Department is on the scene.

Stay with Channel 3 for more on this developing story.

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