June 14, 2024

An investigation is underway after 15 people were injured in a boat fire Saturday afternoon at a LaSalle County marina, according to Illinois State Police.

The fire was reported at approximately 4:26 p.m. at Spring Brook Marina, 623 W. River Dr. in Seneca, approximately 11 miles west of Morris. A total of 17 people were on the boat when the fire erupted, and 14 of the passengers sustained injuries, according to police.

Video posted to social media showed the boat in question heavily engulfed in flames.

One person was airlifted to an area hospital with serious injuries. Thirteen others on the boat were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. One marina employee also sustained non-life threatening injuries, authorities said.

Additional details weren’t immediately available.

The incident is under investigation by the Illinois Conservation Police.

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