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Injuries on board boat

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A MAN and woman suffered hand and face burns after an engine fire on their barge.

Two fire crews were called to Brighouse Marina in Garstang at 2pm on Wednesday.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: “The couple were getting the boat ready after it had been sat over winter.

“They filled it up with petrol, tried to start the engine, and then all of sudden it flashed and they were burned.”

Firefighters gave first aid.

 

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