Man & grandson badly burned after boat bursts into flames in driveway

Posted at 11:20 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 23:20:31-04

A 10-year-old boy is in ICU and his grandfather also in the hospital after a boat burst into flames in the driveway of a home on Detroit's west side Friday night.

Police say the grandfather was working on the boat with his grandson nearby when it went up in flames.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene, and the grandfather was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital while the grandson was at Children's Hospital.

Neighbors described the grandfather as a great man who would always work on his boat and cars in the community.

Family members say they were inside the boat listening to music, and when they turned around, the whole boat was in flames. They said the grandson dove out of the boat.

Family says they have severe burns but are expected to be okay.