46-foot boat catches fire in Spring Lake bayou

FERRYSBURG, Mich. (WOOD) — No one was injured when a large boat caught fire in Smith Bayou off from Spring Lake on Saturday.

According to a release from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, a fire started in the engine compartment of a 46-foot cabin cruiser around 5:15 p.m.

People aboard the boat had already evacuated and smoke was coming from the engine area when the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Marine Division arrived to help.

They were able to tow the boat to shore where firefighters extinguished the fire.

It’s unclear how many people were on the boat when the fire started, but police said no one was injured. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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