A resident is reporting that just above Big Chute a boat caught on fire on Saturday around 7 :00 a.m, Several people on Sea Doos did not even think twice and they were there as fast as they could. They saved the children and went back into the fire to rescue their dog and other personal items from the boat. The boat was drifting toward shore where a number of cottagers were leaving in anticipation of the shore becoming engulfed in flames – another wild fire potential. They hooked onto the boat and pulled it away from the shore, at significant personal risk to themselves. No one else contributed to what was sure to become a major incident.
Everyone was out of the boat and safe.