A FAMILY had a lucky escape when their boat went up in flames on the River Weaver in Frodsham.
Fire crews from Ellesmere Port, Widnes, Warrington, and Stockton Heath were called to a report of an explosion on a boat at 5pm on Monday.
The small motor cruiser was in the River Weaver just off the A56 in Frodsham.
On arrival crews found a man and woman and two children had escaped from a burning boat to the river bank.
An ambulance attended the scene but the family declinedmedical assistance.
Crews fought the fire which involved a small glass fibre boat using two pumps.
They extingushed the blaze but the boat was left unusable.