Boat fire at Richland Yacht Club sends 2 to hospital

RICHLAND -- Just after 6 PM Monday evening, a boat caught on fire at the Richland Yacht Club. There were two women aboard and they had just gassed up and were riding out of their slip. They managed to jump overboard and make it to shore.
Richland Fire responded, but the blaze was just out of reach of their hoses and Battalion Chief Tom Huntington told us, the best decision was to just let it burn out. The fuel on the surface of the water would burn off as well.
The two women were taken to Kadlec Hospital. We were told one of them had serious burns.
The Benton County Sheriff's Department is investigating the cause of the fire.