No foul play suspected in boat cabin fire that killed 3 people, dog on Lake St. Clair

3 adults, 1 dog found dead in docked boat cabin in Harrison Township Saturday

No foul play suspected after 3 people, dog found dead after boat catches fire
No foul play suspected after 3 people, dog found dead after boat catches fire

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police do not suspect any foul play in a believed boat cabin fire that killed three adults and one dog on Lake St. Clair over the weekend.

July 9, 2021 UPDATE: Officials identify 3 killed in Lake St. Clair boat fire

Three people and a dog were found dead early Saturday morning inside the cabin of a Chris Craft boat that was docked at the Fox Marine marina on South River Road in Harrison Township.

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that 911 calls reported heavy smoke coming from the docked boat, and that the boat may have been on fire. The local fire department reportedly extinguished any signs of a fire upon arrival at the scene.

Previously: Authorities investigate 3 people, dog killed in boat cabin fire on Lake St. Clair

The three adults and dog were found dead inside the cabin. Neighboring boats reportedly confirmed to police that three individuals were staying on the boat at the time.

Detectives are still unsure if the three were living on the boat, or just staying for the holiday weekend.

Officials have not yet explicitly said that a fire caused the deaths, as the investigation is ongoing.

Stay with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit as this story develops.

Three people and a dog were found dead shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday inside the cabin of a Chris Craft boat docked at the Fox Marina on South River Road, according to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office.
Three people and a dog were found dead shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday inside the cabin of a Chris Craft boat docked at the Fox Marina on South River Road, according to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office.

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