Boat Fire On Big Pine Friday
Carol McCarthy | May 20, 2019 AT 11:48 am
FERGUS FALLS, MN--A boat fire led to some scary moments for a Northfield man Friday evening on Big Pine Lake in Otter Tail County. The boat’s owner, sixty-three year old Glen Grisim was travelling east across the lake when his 19-foot,1998 Larson model began having mechanical issues. At some point, the engine compartment caught on fire. Grisim attempted to extinguish the fire with an on-board extinguisher, but was unsuccessful. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says Grisim was the lone occupant of the boat, and was assisted to shore by nearby fisherman. Perham fire and EMS, along with the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol also assisted at the scene. The Sheriff’s Office says no one entered the water, or was injured during the incident. The boat was a total loss. The boat was valued at approximately $9000.