SACO, Maine — A local man was injured Monday in an explosion and fire on a boat he was working on at the Saco Yacht Club, according to the state fire marshal’s office.
Marc Lamothe, 53, suffered burns and a broken hip, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a news release. Lamothe was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland for treatment, McCausland said.
McCausland said Lamothe was working on his 21-foot boat in the club’s parking lot. Fire investigators say he was attempting to loosen a hose to the boat’s fish live well with an open flame, which apparently ignited gasoline fumes.