Boat fire sends people fleeing to safety in Port Colborne

CKTB-News- Port Colborne boat fire


A burning, drifting boat sent people at Sugarloaf Marina in Port Colborne scrambling for safety.

A boat reportedly burst into flames yesterday afternoon, with people onboard jumping off into the water.

But winds pushed the boat into a dock striking several other boats.

According to an eyewitness the boat had just finished refuelling and was about 100 metres from the dock when the flames broke out.

Several boaters used their watercrafts to create waves and push the boat to a break wall, where fire crews managed to put out the fire.

Fortunately there were no injuries.

Two other boats received minor damage.