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.