A boat caught fire near Treman Marina on Saturday afternoon. Photo courtesy of Melissa Bazley, lake reporter.
According to Lt. Thomas T. Basher Jr. of the Ithaca Fire Department, a fuel leak in the boat caught fire as the boater returned to the marina.
The boater “was able to jump onto a passing boat,” Basher tells us. There were no injuries, but the boat burned to the waterline.
Responders from the Ithaca Fire Department and Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office were on the scene this afternoon, and crews were working to remove the damaged boat from the water.