State Police – NBC Chicago

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

The fire was reported around 4:26 p.m. at the Spring Brook Marina, 623 W. River Dr. in Seneca, about 11 miles west of Morris. A total of 17 people were on board the boat when the fire broke out, and 14 of the passengers were injured, police said.

A video posted on social media showed the boat in question heavily engulfed in flames.

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

Additional details were not immediately available.

The incident is being investigated by the Illinois Conservation Police.

NBC Chicago

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