(Villa Hills, KY) - An anchored boat on the Ohio River caught fire Sunday afternoon near the Anderson Ferry at the Villa Hills Marina on in the 700 block of River Road , according to disptachers.
Passengers on the boat jumped into the water to escape the fire and were rescued by Boone County Water Rescue with Cincinnati Fire Marine/Special Operations units assisting to put out the flames on the boat just before 3 p.m., said Cincinnati Fire & EMS.
The section of the river where the fire was located was shut down temporarily.
No injuries were reported.
Some Cincinnati Fire Special Operations units are being returned to service from the “River Emergency” pic.twitter.com/UrJMHpArYY— Cincy Fire & EMS (@CincyFireEMS) June 17, 2018