2-month-old baby and family escape from houseboat fire; watch the video

Impressive video shows passengers, including a 2-month-old baby, escaping from a fire on a houseboat.

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More than two dozen people, including the tiny baby, desperately jumped into a Utah lake, USA, after the houseboat they were on caught fire. The terrifying footage shows a man handing the baby to a family member already in the water as the fire engulfs the vessel.


According to Maddy Tolman, one of the passengers, the group of 29 people had been on the boat for only 45 minutes when they heard what sounded like an explosion. She recounted what happened to KSL.com.

“We heard a big bang! Not knowing what it was, we went to investigate. We found out that the houseboat’s engine had exploded and caught fire,” Tolman said. “It was about five to ten minutes between the explosion and when the boat was engulfed in flames.”

In the end, all 29 passengers were safely evacuated before the ship burned to the hull and sank. “Fortunately, no one was hospitalized. No one was injured,” Tolman said.


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