The 32 meter long tug Patrick McAllister caught fire while on Lake Ontario near Kingston, Ontario. The tug was en route from Toledo when a fire broke out in the engine room and quickly spread to other sections. The six crew on board were able to extinguish the blaze using the vessel’s fire suppression system. One crewman suffered severe burns and required medical attention. He was airlifted by helicopter and taken to hospital in Toronto. Other crew who had suffered minor injuries were transferred to a Canadian Coast Guard to Kingston. No reports of pollution being released. The Patrick McAllister was taken under tow by a salvage tug and proceeded to Clayton, New York.