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Eight people injured from flash fire on boat in Buena Vista Lake

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-25 18:00:26-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Eight people are recovering in the hospital after getting injured in a flash fire on a boat at a fueling station at Buena Vista Lake.

Kern County fire responded to the fire at Buena Vista Lake around 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two people near the boat with burn injuries. Both patients were air lifted to a nearby burn center. Six other people were taken to a burn center with injuries.

The cause of the fire is being investigated. There was no reported damage to the fueling station or boat at this time.