- Associated Press - Sunday, July 12, 2015

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says three adults and three children are uninjured after escaping a boat that caught fire and sunk.

The patrol says the fire happened at about 2 p.m. Sunday on Lake McAlester in Pittsburg County.

A patrol report says the boat’s motor caught fire and the blaze spread to the rest of the vessel. The adults and children evacuated the boat unharmed. Patrolmen attempted to tow the boat to shore, but it broke apart and sank because of the massive fire damage.

Authorities say they don’t know what caused the motor to catch fire.

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