Boat fire in Swansea

Published: 1st February 2009

Numerous Triple Zero (000) calls were received this morning to a boat on fire off Lake Road, Swansea. Firefighters from Swansea, Belmont, Hazmat specialists from Newcastle and the Duty Commander responded to the emergency. Fire crews arrived within seven minutes to find a ski boat on the lake well alight. Firefighters extinguished the blaze but the boat was destroyed. Hazmat crews ensured that there were no problems with any spilt fuel. Two people required ambulance attention with one person taken to hospital suffering from minor burns and smoke inhalation.