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June 6, 2023

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Two injured in boat explosion on Columbia River

Injuries not life-threatening, cause under investigation


Two people have been injured in an explosion aboard a boat on the Columbia River.

A Vancouver fire boat responded to reports of the explosion shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday near Ackerman Island, roughly four miles upriver of the Interstate-205 Bridge.

Emergency crews extinguished the blaze on the 19-foot ski boat and burning fuel that was on the water.

The two victims suffered burns and other injuries that were not considered life threatening.

The cause was under investigation.