Boats Destroyed in Fire at Patoka Lake

(PATOKA LAKE) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fire that damaged or destroyed twenty-two boats at Hoosier Hills Marina located at Patoka Lake.

At approximately 8:45 a.m., someone noticed smoke billowing smoke from a boat in the “A” dock. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the State Fire Marshalls Office.

The Department of Natural Resources videoed the fire and it can be viewed at this link.

No injuries were reported.

During the initial investigation it was determined that after the fire started efforts were made by Hoosier Hill Marina staff to put out the fire.  Two boats were moved from the docks, creating a fire break.

The marina is closed at this time while fire crews continue to monitor for potential hot spots.  Staff from the marina are working to contact the affected boat owners.

Responding agencies included the Celestine Fire Department, Schnellville Fire Department, Dubois Fire Department, Memorial EMS, Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Dubois County Dispatch Center, Indiana State Police, Army Core of Engineers, IDEM and the State Fire Marshals Office.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.