Explosion, fire rock neighborhood

A boat explosion followed by a fire in the boathouse & a plume of black smoke June 11 behind the home of Liz & Bob Lang, 5601 Flotilla Dr, Holmes Beach, destroyed the boat, boathouse & Liz Lang’s art studio. The fire sent good Samaritans — boaters Steve & Dawn Garvuso, a police officer & nurse of Ohio, who heard the explosion as they were pulling into Keyes Marina — to the aid of the Langs & scurrying to evacuate neighboring homes. The home was not significantly damaged, although some smoke may have entered the living area. Islander Photo: Courtesy John M. Lafferty, M.D.

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