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1 injured in boat explosion on Susquehanna River in Manor Township Friday night | Local News

A boat caught fire and exploded on the Susquehanna River in Manor Township Friday night, injuring one person.

The cause of the explosion is unknown at this time, according to Mike Parker, director of communications at the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The boat was moored at a wharf near a level crossing at the time of the incident.

The severity of the person’s injuries is unclear.

Emergency crews extinguished the blaze and contained the dangerous chemicals as they descended the river, according to a post on Blue Rock Fire Rescue’s Facebook page. The crews operated for about two and a half to three hours.

Blue Rock Fire Rescue Facebook page

The investigation is in the “early stages,” Parker said. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is investigating alongside the Manor Township Police Department and local fire departments.

Attempts to contact the Manor Township Police Department and Blue Rock Fire Rescue were unsuccessful.

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