Two Passengers Burned as Boat Catches Fire on Indiana Lake

Lake Wawasee, where the fire occurred. Photo via wawascene.com.

SYRACUSE, Ind. (AP) – Two women suffered second-degree burns when the boat they were on caught fire on a northern Indiana lake.

A preliminary investigation shows the fire started about 2:55 p.m. Saturday on Lake Wawasee near Syracuse when the owner attempted to start the vessel after fueling, Indiana’s Department of Natural Resources said Sunday in a release.

The eight people onboard made it to shore. The two injured passengers were taken to a hospital burn center.

Firefighters kept the blaze contained to the boat before it sank.

Syracuse is northwest of Fort Wayne.

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