Latest News

Dubois County Health Department Hosts Walk for Wellness Event on June 12th Mayor Dean Vonderheide Appoints Robert Young as New General Manager of Utilities Jasper Alexander One-Room Schoolhouse Opening on Saturdays for Free Tours Comedy Benefit Show “Wait… What?” Announces Erin Hill as Special Guest Performer Indiana Career Scholarship Account Program Now Accepting Applications

The investigation into a massive fire that destroyed 11 boats and caused millions in damages at Patoka Lake is now complete.

Indiana Conservation Officers and the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office say the fire at Hoosier Hills Marina was accidental in nature and most likely caused by an electrical malfunction.

Celestine Firefighters responded to reports of smoke coming from one of the boats on the south side of the “A Dock” around 9 am on February 19th.

Hoosier Hills Marina Staff tried to put out the flames by moving two boats away from the dock to create a firebreak before firefighters arrived.

Icy docks and gusty winds made it difficult to put the blaze out.

In total, investigators say the fire caused an estimated $2.5 million worth of damage.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *