Victims identified in deadly fire at Jackson County boat dock

Officials released the names of the victims in a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

Posted: Jan 29, 2020 12:59 PM
Updated: Jan 29, 2020 5:54 PM

UPDATE: The victims are identified as 38-year-old Amanda Foster, 54-year-old Yancy Ferrell Roper, 40-year-old Grace Annette Watson Miles and her five children. Her children are 19-year-old Christopher Zane Long, 16-year-old Bryli Anniston Long, 10-year-old Traydon Dominic Miles, 9-year-old Kesston Damien Miles and 7-year-old Dezli Nicole Miles.

Official causes of death are not being released at this time.

Courtesy of Mandy Durham

Crews are trying to identify the boat where the fire started and remove it. They say fire extinguishers at the dock were just serviced in October, and it's expected to take weeks to remove all of the boats that sunk.

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FROM EARLIER:

Officials are holding a news conference Wednesday afternoon about the eight victims killed in a fire at Jackson County Park in Scottsboro.

We expect to learn the names of the victims who died at the dock on Monday. Crews have been at the scene since then to recover debris and investigate.

Right now, we know five of the eight victims were siblings and 19 years old or younger.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and online for updates.

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