Boat fire leads to rescues on Lake Michigan

Updated video from Chicago Police attempting to extinguish a large boat fire two weeks ago. More videos at Statter911

Boat fire on Lake Michigan today, 1 mile out from Fullerton. Photos courtesy of Tim Olk. Thanks Tim for the update!

Chicago Tribune Article: 

“Chicago fire department and police marine units were able to rescue several people today after a boat caught fire out on Lake Michigan, officials said.

The fire was reported on a boat about one and a half miles out from Navy Pier at 4:50 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Bari Lemmon.

Marine units from both agencies managed to get out to the boat and rescued several people, Lemmon said. There were no reports of injuries.

Chicago Fire Department officials were extinguishing the fire. The cause of the blaze was not immediately available, Lemmon said.


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