1 injured in weekend boat fire on Percy Priest Lake


PHOTO: RSCO Deputy Gregg Speck

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Rutherford County Fire Rescue (RCFR) is investigating after a boat caught fire on Percy Priest Lake over the weekend. 

The boat’s captain reported one person on board had minor injuries from the fire. The ski boat was a total loss. Crews were called to the fire in the Stewart’s Creek area of the lake around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 

In addition to RCFR, the Almaville Volunteer Fire Department, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency also responded to the scene. 

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The cause of the fire is unknown and is being investigated by the RCFR Fire Marshal’s Office and TWRA.  

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