Three people and a dog escaped a boat fire that belched noxious fumes and smoke on the northeast end of Horsetooth Reservoir on Sunday afternoon.
None of the boat's occupants were injured in the blaze, and they were rescued by a nearby boat that came alongside the burning craft. They were aboard a 16-foot, 1997 Watercraft boat when they heard a pop in the engine compartment before the fire broke out, according to Poudre Fire Authority.
Multiple boaters called 911 to report the blaze at the popular reservoir west of Fort Collins, with the first call coming in at 11:30 a.m, according to PFA. A park ranger also spotted the fire from the South Bay pavilion, ranger supervisor Devin Neumann said.
The occupants of the boat declined medical attention following their rescue, though one person reported light smoke inhalation.
"Nobody was hurt," Neumann said. "That's the good thing."
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