No injuries, but dock damaged by boat fire

Photo courtesy of Lake Tow

An Ashland man and his passengers escape a boat fire at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Lake Expo reports Richard Sullivan was driving his boat on the Gravois Arm of the Lake, Friday night, near Coconuts Bar & Grill, when he noticed smoke and flames coming from the engine.  All of the occupants were able to escape into the water and were helped out of the water by a passing boater. 

Witnesses say the boat quickly became a floating fireball that drifted toward shore. 

No injuries were reported but the fire did damage a small part of the deck at T’s Fish Tales as it drifted.  The fire was eventually  contained by a fire boat.