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Published: Tuesday, 9/15/2009

2 people hurt in Marblehead boat fire


MARBLEHEAD, Ohio - Two people were hurt in a boat fire Tuesday morning on Lake Erie near Channel Grove Marina, the Coast Guard said.

One victim was flown to Mercy Medical Center in Toledo with severe burns; the other was being treated at Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton, the guard said. The names and conditions of the victims were not released.

The wooden motor boat was about 200 yards off shore when the fire was reported about 8:30 a.m., coast guard officers said.

The incident at the marina, 389 North Channel Grove Rd., is under investigation by state authorities.

Marblehead is about 50 miles east of Toledo.

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