UPDATE: One person injured in boat fire on Lake Harding

Updated: Jul. 27, 2019 at 4:26 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Troopers with the ALEA Marine Patrol are currently investigating a boat fire that left one person injured this weekend.

The Beulah Fire/Rescue Department was first called to Lake Harding around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday after reports of a boat being of fire near the dam.

Beulah Fire Department Chief Blake Simpkins says that their fire/rescue boat was dispatched to the scene of the blaze and crews were quickly able to extinguish it.

Another crew was dispatched to the nearby Po Boys Landing off of Lee Road 334 to meet with an injured passenger. The individual suffered several burns to her body in the fire and taken by EMS to East Alabama Medical Center for treatment. There is no word on her condition.

Officials say the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Stay with News Leader 9 for the latest details.

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