- Associated Press - Thursday, July 23, 2015

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) - About 100 people were evacuated safely when a fire broke out on a paddle wheel boat on Clear Lake.

The Globe Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1RVJnCY ) the fire was reported Thursday morning, just after the Lady of the Lake cruise ship had docked.

About 100 people, including 27 from a care center, were evacuated safety to shore.

Passengers say they saw flames and smoke near the back of the boat as it docked.

The Clear Lake Fire Department says the fire was sparked by exhaust from a generator that ignited a wood column. A crew member put out the fire.

Jon Berhow, the boat’s co-owner, says it’s unclear when the boat will resume its regular schedule.


Information from: Globe Gazette, https://www.globegazette.com/

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