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TWRA investigates after Norris Lake boat fire injures one

TWRA officers said they are investigating the cause of a boat fire on Norris Lake near Lakeside...
TWRA officers said they are investigating the cause of a boat fire on Norris Lake near Lakeside Campground in New Tazewell. /Source: (TWRA)(WVLT)
Published: Jul. 2, 2019 at 12:17 PM EDT
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A woman was taken to the hospital after a boat erupted into flames on Norris Lake, said the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

The woman is expected to survive.

According to TWRA, she saw black smoke when she started the boat's engine near Lakeside Campground, then the boat caught on fire around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The woman was the only person inside the boat when it caught fire.

TWRA said they are investigating.

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