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

UPDATED: Nevis firefighter injured responding to boat fire

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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.

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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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