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Boat totaled after fire on the Lake of the Ozarks

One person escaped a boat fire in the Lake of the Ozarks.
One person escaped a boat fire in the Lake of the Ozarks.


One person escaped without injury when a boat caught fire on the Lake of the Ozarks.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports, a 66-year-old man from Kansas City, Kansas, was near the 60-mile marker of the Osage Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks Friday. At around 3:00 p.m., it caught fire.

The man jumped into the water and did not suffer any injuries.

The boat, a 1987 Celebrity, was secured at the scene after being totaled.

Crash reports said the cause of the fire is unknown.

This comes as Saturday marks the first day of National Safe Boating Week.

MSHP is reminding boaters to check their vessels for proper equipment and inspect for any issues. Boaters can also contact their local troop to request an equipment inspection.

Camden / Crash & Collision / Lake of the Ozarks / News / Top Stories / Top Stories / Transportation
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Molly Stawinoga

Molly Stawinoga is ABC 17’s weekday morning anchor and a reporter at ABC 17 News. Molly joined the news team in 2017 while studying political science, journalism and Spanish at the University of Missouri. She is originally from DeKalb, Illinois.


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