Charlotte Fire & EMS

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A man was seriously injured after a boat fire around 11:30 a.m. at 22192 Oneida Ave.

The victim, a man in his 50s, was transported by helicopter to Tampa General Hospital. His injuries included burns to the face, hands and arms, as well as possible respiratory burns.

Charlotte County Fire and EMS responded to the scene and found a 20-foot boat on fire with a bus nearby. Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire and to protect the house and a large amount of trees next to the boat.

It is unknown how the fire was started.