I had just got home from my overnight shift and was walking the dog. I could hear sirens streaming along East Main St. and when I got in the house I heard over the scanner police were blocking off Highland St. and Gerring Road. That's where Beacon Marine Basin is located. It's a large wharf where a collection of additions created a large "L" shaped building. Besides being home to many pleasure craft it also contains many apartments. Over the years the building has sunk, along the street side trucks used to be able to enter two loading docks when I was a kid. The height of those doors from the street is now half of where they were. The Gloucester Fire Department and surrounding fire departments did an outstanding job fighting a stubborn fire, especially considering the age and layout of this meandering structure! At the time I posted this there were no reports of injuries.
Hooking up. Note the red doors, When I was a kid trucks were able to back inside!