Coast Guard responds to boat fire on Columbia River, Oregon

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard responded to a boat fire near Jim Crow Point, Wash., on the Columbia River, Ore., Sunday.

Coast Guard Group Astoria received a call at 9:26 a.m. from the owner and operator of a 33-foot riviera pleasure craft that his boat was on fire and that he and the other person on board were in need of assistance. The owner and the other person on the boat were able to deploy their life raft and float away from the burning vessel.

Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, Wash., launched a 25-foot small response boat crew to form a 300-yard safety zone around the burning vessel.

A Good Samaritan picked up the two people from the life raft and transported them to Skamokawa, Wash.

No injuries were reported.

No pollution reported at this time.

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