Emergency crews responded to numerous 911 calls at approximately 5:45 p.m. to the vessel west of the Red Rock Marina and south of Roberts Creek. Multiple people were on board, and no injuries were reported. The Iowa DNR assisted the passengers and helped them get to shore safely.
Pella Rural Fire deployed their boat to help contain the blaze as it burned out on the back of the boat involved. The US Army Corps of Engineers and Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded as well.
The cause has yet to be determined.