A boat fire at Lake Pleasant left four people injured Sunday, according to the Maricopa County Sheriffs office.
The boat caught fire after refueling, leaving one 50-year-old man with burns on about 70 percent of his body. According to officials. He was flown to a hospital in critical condition.
A 30-year-old man suffered minor burns, MCSO said. But Peoria police said he declined to be taken to a hospital.
Tim Eiden with the Peoria Fire Department said the fire happened at Scorpion Bay fuel dock, where there was a flash explosion.
Two others were at the marina and were treated for smoke inhalation, Eiden said. MCSO described one of the others treated as a worker.
Phoenix fire assisted with extinguishing the boat, which was “completely destroyed,” Peoria fire said.
The boat was described as a cabin cruiser by officials.
The cause of the explosion is unknown at this time but officials said they are investigating.
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