Boat fire sends plume of smoke into skies over Clear Lake Shores

Smoke rises from the scene of a boat fire in Clear Lake Shores, Texas, on Dec. 4, 2020.
Smoke rises from the scene of a boat fire in Clear Lake Shores, Texas, on Dec. 4, 2020. (KPRC)

CLEAR LAKE SHORES, Texas – A boat fire sent a large plume of smoke into the skies Friday over Clear Lake Shores.

The fire was reported about 2 p.m. at the Portofino Harbour Marina and Yacht Club on Portofino Plaza, just across State Highway 146 from the Kemah Boardwalk.

Officials said 911 callers reported hearing an explosion just before the fire.

A Life Flight helicopter was called to the scene.

This developing story will be updated.


About the Author:

Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.