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Officials: Boat catches fire, passengers jump into Ohio River

Updated: Jun. 17, 2018 at 5:35 PM EDT
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Officials and rescue teams from Kenton County, Boone County, Covington and Cincinnati responded...
Officials and rescue teams from Kenton County, Boone County, Covington and Cincinnati responded to a boat fire near Villa Hills Marina on Sunday afternoon (Facebook: Boone County Water Rescue)
Officials fight a fully engulfed boat fire near Villa Hills Marina on Sunday afternoon....
Officials fight a fully engulfed boat fire near Villa Hills Marina on Sunday afternoon. (Facebook: Boone County Water Rescue)
Officials work to extinguish a fully engulfed boat fire near Villa Hills Marina on Sunday...
Officials work to extinguish a fully engulfed boat fire near Villa Hills Marina on Sunday afternoon. (Facebook: Boone County Water Rescue)

VILLA HILLS, KY (FOX19) - Boone County, Kenton County, Covington and Cincinnati fire officials responded to a boat fire near Villa Hills on Sunday afternoon, dispatchers confirm.

Officials say Kenton County called other departments to assist with the the fire which began near the Villa Hills Marina.

Everyone on board the small boat jumped into the Ohio River and was rescued, dispatchers say.

Officials and a Villa Hills Marina employee said none of the passengers were injured when they jumped off of the burning boat.

Cincinnati Fire officials tweeted that river navigational operations were shut down in the area of the fire.

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