Coast Guard responds to boat fire in Narragansett Bay

Boat on fire in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill boat crew responds as well as Narragansett Bay Marine Task Force.

Boat on fire in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016.

BOSTON — The Coast Guard was alerted to a boat fire Thursday off the coast of Hog Island, Rhode Island.

At approximately 3 p.m., a good Samaritan called Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders to report a boat engulfed in flames near the shore of Hog Island.

Coast Guard Station Castle Hill immediately launched a 45-foot response boat crew and arrived on scene at about 3:30 p.m. and established a safety perimeter.

Narragansett Bay Marine Task Force responded to the scene with teams aboard three fire boats, including a North Kingstown fire boat crew who extinguished the blaze.

There people were reported to have been on the vessel, but local officials later verified they were on shore.

No injuries were reported.

The Coast Guard is inspecting the scene for potential pollution and ensuring the safety of nearby mariners.

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