Passengers forced to jump when boat catches fire

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(WYMT) - Several people on a boat on the Ohio River are safe after the boat caught fire Sunday afternoon.

It happened before 2:30 p.m. near the Anderson Ferry. Officials said everyone one the boat had to jump into the water where they were rescued by other boaters.

Ohio River Operations were shut down in the area while the fire was contained.

There were no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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