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Juvenile burned in Sawyer Co. boat fire

A juvenile was injured in a boat fire Tuesday evening in Sawyer County. A juvenile was injured in a boat fire Tuesday evening in Sawyer County. |  Photo: WDIO/MGN

Created: July 09, 2020 02:14 PM

A juvenile was injured in a boat fire Tuesday evening at the Black Lake Campground in Draper, Wis.

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Authorities say he was burned on his right forearm and leg and taken to the hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown. 

The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office said a 46-year-old man from Sheldon, Wis., tried to start the boat several times before hearing a small explosion and seeing flames. Everyone else got out safely. 

When deputies arrived, they saw visible flames on the boat near the shore. 

The Round Lake Fire Department and Sawyer County EMS/Paramedic also responded. 

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