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MAN INJURED IN BOAT FIRE LAKE MACQUARIE

Dramatic scenes have played out at Lake Macquarie this afternoon, with a boat bursting into flames at Belmont.

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Emergency services were called to the scene at the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, at around 1:10pm following reports of an explosion.

Witnesses have told NBN News a man was forced to jump from the boat, with patrons at the club evacuated.

The 59-year-old Belmont man was treated at the scene by paramedics for burns to his face and hands.

He was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition.

More to come.

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