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Floating restaurant on Eagle Mountain Lake catches fire

Video shot by boaters shows a floating restaurant in flames

Video taken by two people at Eagle Mountain Lake shows the fire at the former Twisted Oar restaurant. The restaurant was closed for remodeling when it caught on fire Monday afternoon.
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Video taken by two people at Eagle Mountain Lake shows the fire at the former Twisted Oar restaurant. The restaurant was closed for remodeling when it caught on fire Monday afternoon.

The former Twisted Oar restaurant at Eagle Mountain Lake went up in flames on Monday afternoon.

Previously Boon-Docks at Eagle Mountain Marina, it was closed for a remodel and had been planned to reopen as a Rockin S Texas.

Multiple departments were requested to go to the fire just before 2:30 p.m.

The two-story, 18,000-square-foot floating restaurant at 6500 Wells Burnett Road opened in 1988 as part of the Lauderdale’s on the Lake complex at Eagle Mountain Marina.

Since 2004, it had operated seasonally under several different names and owners, mostly as Boon-Docks on Eagle Mountain Lake until 2016.

While firefighters were on scene at Eagle Mountain Lake, in Fort Worth, firefighters were battling two fires next to each other near West Bowie Street and Cleburne Road.

The fire began as a grass fire, which extended to a large shed, and then extended to the nearby house, the fire department said. Both fires were under control by 3:45 p.m.

No injuries were reported in those fires.



Nichole Manna, 817-390-7684, @NicholeManna

Fort Worth Fire had units working at two separate residential structure fires in close proximity near the 1800 block of W. Bowie Street on Monday afternoon.

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