Boat catches fire on Colorado River in West Austin


AUSTIN (KXAN)- Members of the Austin Fire Department responded to a call for a water rescue Saturday morning and ended up fighting a fire on a boat.

It happened around 11:30a.m. at 3018 Edgewater Drive. AFD arrived and found the boat fully engulfed in flames but still afloat in the water.

AFD Boat 31 was able to put the fire out. No people or building were in any danger.

Pilot Dan McGreevy was flying overhead in a Cessna-172 on the way back to ABIA from Lago Vista Airport and saw large plumes of smoke, seen in the picture below.

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