Boat bursts into flames at Illinois marina, multiple injured

A boat at Spring Brook Marina in Seneca, Illinois burst into flames on Saturday injuring multiple people

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

Illinois State Police told Fox News Digital that a boat with 17 people on board caught fire Saturday at Spring Brook Marina in Seneca, Illinois around 4:26 p.m. 

According to police, 13 people on board were transported to local hospitals and one of those individuals was transported by helicopter with "serious injuries."

One marina employee also suffered non-threatening injuries.

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 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