Cause of Eagle Mountain Lake restaurant fire still undetermined

The face of Eagle Mountain Lake changed when Boon-Docks burned July 23. Tarrant County Fire Marshal Randy Renois said his office did not believe that “intent” was a cause, but the incident is under investigation. Photo by Johnna Bridges

The face of Eagle Mountain Lake changed when Boon-Docks burned July 23. Tarrant County Fire Marshal Randy Renois said his office did not believe that “intent” was a cause, but the incident is under investigation. Photo by Johnna Bridges
The cause of the fire that destroyed the floating restaurant on Eagle Mountain Lake is still under investigation a week later.
Tarrant County Fire Marshal Randy Renois said that while the cause was still undetermined, the investigation up to this point suggests the July 23 fire was not started intentionally.
“Right now we have the cause of the fire as undetermined, with the need to interview more witnesses,” Renois said in an email.
“I can tell you that at this time, we do not think intent was a cause.”
Fire broke out at the restaurant – formerly known as Boon-Docks and the Twisted Oar, among other names – around 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 23.
The restaurant, located at 6500 Wells Burnett Road, was closed for a remodel and was vacant at the time of the fire.
The two-story building burned down to its foundation before the fire was extinguished around 6 p.m., Azle Fire Marshal Kenny Wilson said.
No injuries were reported.