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Boat Fire Hurts Grandfather, 8YO Boy

A boat on Lake Pend Oreille burst into flames at a Bayview marina this afternoon, burning a man and boy on board. The victims jumped into the lake at MacDonald’s Hudson Bay Resort and were rescued by bystanders on the dock, while another witness pushed the burning boat away from the marina in Scenic Bay, Timberlake Fire Protection District Chief Kevin Kleinworth said. Richard Wagner, 70, of Idaho Falls, and his 8-year-old grandson both suffered severe burns. The boy was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. The boat – a 1966 Tollycraft cabin cruiser – had just backed out of a boat house around 2 p.m. when the fire broke out, Kleinworth said. “They were about 20 feet from the boat house when apparently there was some sort of initial explosion, according to the bystanders, and fire,” he said/Scott Maben, SR. More here.


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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