Boat fire at River Landing in Palm City injures two people

MARTIN COUNTY — A boat fire at River Landing hospitalized two people Saturday morning, with one of them being flown to the burn unit at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Martin County Fire Rescue said.

The fire happened at 7:42 a.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of Northeast Dixie Highway in Palm City, firefighters said.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is looking into the cause of the fire. Division Chief Dan Wouters said two people were working on the boat when the fire happened.

The second person was being treated at Martin Memorial Hospital.

A helicopter crew picked up the more severely burned victim at Langford Park and flew to Orlando.

The names of the burn victims were not available Saturday.


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