A yacht returning to a Prospect marina exploded midday Thursday with four people on board.
Heavy black smoke billowed above Ky. 1793 and U.S. 42 as flames quickly swept through a boat docked in the 2000 block of Justin Cove.
Crews from North Oldham, Harrods Creek and Westport fire departments battled the blaze for more than an hour. As the flames were extinguished, the boat came to rest at the bottom of the marina.
The vessel, a 41-foot Carver yacht, is partially submerged.