Three children reportedly caught up in boat fire

Police, fire and ambulance crews have rushed to Airlie Beach Marina after flames “fully engulfed” a boat in the water. Three children were believed to be among seven who escaped to another boat.

The first fire crew arrived on scene at 9.50am and two crews took separate boats out to battle the blaze.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency spokeswoman said the firefighters were still at work putting out the fire.

She said the fire started at the rear of the boat and the occupants of the vessel had escaped to another boat.

Paramedics are reportedly assessing seven patients at the scene,…

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