Police and firefighter/paramedics from Chicago responded about 3:8 p.m. Saturday August 8, 2020 to a report of a boat fire in the block of 1500 Linn White Drive at Burnham Harbor. Aerial Tower 1’s crew on arrival reported a boat fully-involved with fire. The boat was located near boat launch by the master’s office off of Linn White Drive.
The fire was reported “knocked a little bit” by the deck gun from Engine 13’s crew by 3:23 p.m. Engine 1 (fire boat) was also leading out a line.
Three individuals were on the boat, and one person was injured. One patient was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
A 33-34 foot boat was in the slip connected to a trailer and white pickup truck. Firefighters were able to pull the boat to land. Salvage and overhaul was underway by about 3:30 p.m.
The fire was declared out by 3:51 p.m.
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— Jennifer feliu (@Jenniferfeliu2) August 8, 2020
@ABC7Chicago boat fire pic.twitter.com/qeey5wU3eB
— Cherry #Blm (@Cherry_ssb) August 8, 2020
Deck gun going to work on the boat fire. #ChicagoScanner https://t.co/oV6GwXSgQu
— Christopher Smith (@chrissmith) August 8, 2020
— chely (@chelybelly02) August 8, 2020
The boat fire at Burnhan Harbor has been put out. The cause is under investigation. One patient transported to Northwestern Hospital with burns. No further Information at this time.
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) August 8, 2020
The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
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