Boat bursts into flames at Illinois marina, multiple reported injured

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A boat at an Illinois marina burst into flames on Saturday injuring multiple people.

Fox 32 Chicago reported that a boat burst into flames at Spring Brook Marina in Seneca, Illinois.  Multiple people were injured in the fire and at least one person was sent to the hospital, according to authorities. 

Video posted on social media showed a boat fully engulfed in flames.

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Spring Brook Marina

Spring Brook Marina
(Google Earth)

Other social media posts appear to show the boat had sunk.

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Spring Brook Marina

Spring Brook Marina
(Google Maps)

It is unclear what started the fire but social media posts citing police scanners have suggested the boat was fueling at the time of the explosion.  

The Seneca Fire Department and Seneca Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital. 

The Chicago skyline, photographed from outside the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois, on March 1, 2020.  

The Chicago skyline, photographed from outside the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois, on March 1, 2020.  
(Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

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Seneca is located roughly an hour away from Chicago



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