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Resort guest Missy Lacoursiere captured this photo of a speed boat that caught fire on Lake Belle Taine Monday.

Nevis firefighter injured responding to boat blaze

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A Nevis firefighter was taken to the Park Rapids hospital when he was injured responding to a boat inferno on Lake Belle Taine Monday noon.


Ron Leyba was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph's Area Health Services with a shoulder injury. He fell down a steep hill near Beauty Bay Lodge, according to firefighters on the scene. The boat was quickly extinguished as firefighters helped their fallen colleague.

Fire Chief Kerry Swenson said he wasn't sure what Leyba's condition was.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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