Eight injured in boat fire at Brooklyn

Eight people have suffered burns after a boat fire on the Hawkesbury river in Sydney’s north this afternoon.

About 5.10pm (Sunday 4 April 2021), emergency services were called to a marina off Dangar Road at Brooklyn, after reports of a boat fire.

Police, ambulance and firefighters attended. The blaze was extinguished; however, the boat was destroyed.

Eight people reportedly suffered varying burns. They are being treated by paramedics and transported to Royal North Shore, Westmead and Gosford hospitals.

No further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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