2 of 3 Grand Rapids residents killed in boat fire in Detroit area
DETROIT, MI – Two of the three people who died after a boat fire at a marina just off Lake St. Clair have been identified as residents of Grand Rapids, according to a clickondetroit.com report.
Those on the boat have been identified as Jason Miron, 43, and Stephanie Arzola, 41, both of Grand Rapids, and Mark Matthews, 60, of Williston, North Dakota.
Harrison Township Firefighters and Macomb County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a boat fire around 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 3 at Fox Marine Marina on South River Road.
The three were spending the night on a 1987 Chris Craft boat, owned by Matthews.
They were last seen alive around 2 a.m. on Saturday July 3.
According to the news station report, the sheriff’s office released the following statement:
“After a thorough examination of the boat by the Macomb County Sheriff’s fire investigators, the cause of the fire will be listed as unknown.
“The fire is believed to have started in the main cabin lounge on a sofa. The source of ignition and the first materials to ignite could not be located until removed or consumed by the fire. Electrical problems were ruled out as the cause.
Police said the cabin had a working smoke detector at the time.
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