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Men injured in Cass Lake after fireworks explode on boat

Three men were injured Saturday evening in a boat accident involving fireworks.

According to a report by the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office:

Deputies at about 10 p.m. responded to Break on the Lake Resort on Cass Lake in response to a report of a fireworks explosion on a boat.

The explosion caused severe damage to two pontoon boats when a 28-foot- pontoon capsized and rolled into a 20-foot- pontoon.

Three men were injured. Steve Ballou, 54, of Cass Lake, was taken by ambulance to North Country Regional Hospital with burns. Edward Scafroth, 48, of New Lenox, Ill., and Brent Weis, 54, of Champlin, Minn., were taken to NCRH by private vehicle. All three were treated and released.

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