On Thursday, May 4, there was a boat fire at the Mount Vernon Yacht Club, injuring two, damaging the boat beyond recognition and closing the marina for days afterward.
During the fire, the yacht club reported at least half a dozen units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, including the HazMat team, the Fire Boat,
In the days following the fire, the burned boat was salvaged and removed from the MVYC marina. Potomac Towing, Fairfax Hazmat Team, and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) worked to raise and clear the vessel from the marina. During the salvage process, some petroleum products were released into the water so recovery teams placed absorbent booms to collect the majority of the potential contaminants. As a precaution, the marina remained closed to all boat traffic until DEQ inspected the waterway on Tuesday, May 9.