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Old 08-17-2015, 09:58 PM
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Got this from my brother who was working at the park when this happened. Apparently, the couple that recently purchased the boat had just refueled at Wyatts across from the main beach at Pokagon State Park.
Luckily I dont believe there were any injuries.

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From the paper( I don't have a subscription to get the whole article)
LAKE JAMES — The main beach at Pokagon State Park was closed Saturday and might again be closed today to accommodate cleanup of a boat fire Friday night.

A boat caught fire Friday evening just offshore from the beach, which is on the lake’s third basin. Witnesses said the fire was extinguished by fire crews and did not burn to the water line, which is typical in a boat fire.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:21 PM
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That's scary. Be interesting to know what the actual cause was.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:26 PM
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Pretty new for a fuel fire!
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:48 PM
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that's pretty strange... unless there was a spill... ]
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:54 AM
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Brings back chilling memory of the rotted fuel fill hose on a not very old boat that someone posted up here awhile back.

Makes me want to go check mine. My boat is similar vintage and gets 10% ethanol since that's all that is available in my area. When prepping her for the season my fuel hose looked good though.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:11 AM
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I am thinking this was a spill and there was no wiping up and static discharge.. sad story - glad no one injured.. looks like most of fire burned longest on port stern.. is the filler there on that model boat?
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:23 AM
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That's scary. Be interesting to know what the actual cause was.
I'm guessing a flammable or a combustible material, in combination with a sufficient quantity of an oxidizer or other oxygen-rich compound (though non-oxygen oxidizers exist), was exposed to a source of heat or ambient temperature above the flash point for the fuel/oxidizer mix, and they were able to sustain a rate of rapid oxidation that produced a chain reaction.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:24 AM
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I am thinking this was a spill and there was no wiping up and static discharge.. sad story - glad no one injured.. looks like most of fire burned longest on port stern.. is the filler there on that model boat?
There's a fill on both sides of that boat.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:25 AM
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I'm guessing a flammable or a combustible material, in combination with a sufficient quantity of an oxidizer or other oxygen-rich compound (though non-oxygen oxidizers exist), was exposed to a source of heat or ambient temperature above the flash point for the fuel/oxidizer mix, and they were able to sustain a rate of rapid oxidation that produced a chain reaction.
Yeah yeah. I was wondering beyond the obvious.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:25 AM
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I'm guessing a flammable or a combustible material, in combination with a sufficient quantity of an oxidizer or other oxygen-rich compound (though non-oxygen oxidizers exist), was exposed to a source of heat or ambient temperature above the flash point for the fuel/oxidizer mix, and they were able to sustain a rate of rapid oxidation that produced a chain reaction.
Did I just read a script of Big Bang Theory???

This is chilling, and glad I checked mine randomly the other day.
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