by: Scott McCaulley
A post on Facebook from the Southern Stone County Fire Protection District’s Facebook Page shared from Tow Boat US Table Rock reports a Boat Fire Saturday on Table Rock Lake near Joe Bald Road.
Firefighters were able to put out the blaze quickly and no injuries were reported. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Stone County Sheriff’s Office, and Mercy EMS were also on the scene.
According to the incident report from the Missouri Highway Patrol, the boat, owned by 39-year-old Michael Corriston of Tonganoxie, Kansas, was backed into the water then after trying to start it, the boat motor exploded.
No injuries were reported.