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Boat burns, all on board OK

by Staff
| August 5, 2020 1:00 AM

Marine deputies with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a boat fire Tuesday in Lake Coeur d’Alene near Conklin Park Marina.

First responders reported finding an older inboard/outboard powerboat that was burned to the waterline and sinking about 3 p.m.

According to sheriff’s office reports, there was an explosion from built-up gas fumes. The operator of the boat said he had not run his blower.

Boaters are advised to use blowers 3-5 minutes before starting the motor and after fueling.

None of the occupants was injured and the boat was removed from the lake.

Kootenai County Dive Rescue Team, Eastside Fire and Worley Fire also responded to the scene.