UPDATE, Saturday, 6/9/2018, 4:45 pm:
The fire has been extinguished and the scene has been cleared
Area fire departments are assisting the Amelia Volunteer Fire Department in battling a large boat fire located at 2916 Lake Palourde Road. Fire departments from Amelia, Bayou Vista, Berwick, Morgan City and Patterson are currently on scene of the blaze, which has been burning for several hours and crews are still attempting to bring the fire under control. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office and Acadian Ambulance are also assisting. Please avoid the area.