Crews respond to boat fire on Ohio River

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GALLIPOLIS, OH. (WSAZ) -- Crews responded to a boat fire along the Ohio River near the Gallipolis boat ramp Sunday afternoon.

According to officials, the boat caught fire while it was out on the river, but crews were able to extinguish the fire and pull the boat to the bank.

One person was on board when the fire broke out.

West Virginia Natural Resources Police say the man used a fire extinguisher until firefighters arrived on scene to help.

No injuries were reported.

Officials say this is a great reminder of the importance of having fire extinguishers accessible and ready to use.

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