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State, Brookfield Authorities Investigate Boat Fire On Candlewood Lake

Divers from Brookfield Police Department's dive team went into Candlewood Lake on Sept. 2 to find a boat that sank after a fire.
Divers from Brookfield Police Department's dive team went into Candlewood Lake on Sept. 2 to find a boat that sank after a fire. Photo Credit: Brookfield Police Department on Facebook
Brookfield Police Department divers secured a boat with a buoy after the finding the vessel under more than 30 feet of water in Candlewood Lake.
Brookfield Police Department divers secured a boat with a buoy after the finding the vessel under more than 30 feet of water in Candlewood Lake. Photo Credit: Brookfield Police Department on Facebook

BROOKFIELD, CONN. -- Connecticut Environmental Conservation Police, along with Brookfield police and fire officials, are investigating a recent fire on a boat at Candlewood Lake in Brookfield that resulted in the boat sinking more than 30 feet under water, according to WLAD-AM.

No one was aboard at the time of the fire. Brookfield firefighters put out the fire late Aug. 29, and members of the Brookfield Police Department's dive team went in Sept. 2 to help find the boat, WLAD-AM reports.

Police dive team members used side scan solar technology to find the vessel and marked it with a buoy, according to the Brookfield Police Department's Facebook page. It was later removed, officials said.

Click here to read the WLAD-AM report .

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