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Vehicle and boat catch fire at Lake Mead's Callville Bay

Posted at 5:08 PM, Apr 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 20:38:57-04

A vehicle, along with the trailer and boat it was hauling, caught fire Tuesday afternoon at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

National Park Service units responded to a fire at Callville Bay on Lake Mead around 12:30 p.m. The ramp was expected to remain closed for launch and retrieval until around 6 p.m.

Rangers and fire fighters responded to the scene and found a Dodge pickup truck, 27-foot vessel and trailer engulfed in flames on the launch ramp.

Two people received minor injuries and refused emergency care.

The fire was under control around 2:30 p.m. The courtesy dock near the ramp received considerable damage and is being pulled from the water for assessment.
Maintenance crews will move a temporary dock to the launch area while the damaged one is being repaired.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Services at the Callville Bay Marina, including boat rentals, remain open.