The Gallipolis Fire Department works to extinguish the boat fire. Image from video of Jenny Henchey.

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – Crews were on scene Sunday afternoon for a motor boat fire in the Ohio River.

The motor boat caught fire July 2, 2017 in the middle of the river in front of the Gallipolis boat ramp. Everyone was reported to have gotten off the vessel safely. The Gallipolis Fire Department along with Gallipolis Police Department and the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office were on scene.

The watercraft fire was extinguished by the Gallipolis Fire Department once it was pulled to the boat ramp.