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2 rescued after amphibious sports car catches fire

8:38 AM, Jul. 11, 2013  |  Comments
Boat catches fire on Fox River
Boat catches fire on Fox River: Wednesday, July 10: Two people were rescued after their boat caught fire on the Fox River in Green Bay.
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A car that had been converted into a boat caught fire Wednesday on the Fox River in Green Bay.

The two people aboard doused the flames with an extinguisher. They then were taken off the vessel by Green Bay firefighters who arrived in the department's own boat, said Mark Plate, battalion chief for the Green Bay Metro Fire Department.

Nobody was hurt in the 5:19 p.m. incident, which occurred near the junction of the Fox and East rivers. A crew from the nearby U.S. Coast guard station inspected the boat afterward. The boat was secured to a wall behind the Georgia Pacific mill Wednesday evening.

Plate said the pair were on the water working for a promotions company when they noticed flames. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Onlookers watched from the sidewalk along the south river bank as the Coast Guard secured the vehicle. "I think it's a Corvette," one said.

The car resembles the one seen in the YouTube video below.

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