Coast Guard responds to boat fires in Roche Harbor, Wash.

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard responded to a report of two boats on fire at Roche Harbor Marina, in Roche Harbor, Wash., Wednesday.

Coast Guard Group Port Angeles, Wash., received a call at 2:35 p.m. from the San Juan County 911 dispatch reporting that approximately two boats were on fire in Roche Harbor.

Coast Guard Station Bellingham, Wash., diverted a 33-foot response boat from a patrol.

The San Juan County Fire Department launched a fire boat, the Friday Harbor Fire Department launched land assets and Vessel Assist launched a boat to the scene.

The Coast Guard and Vessel Assist are providing a safety zone around the burning boats and the Friday Harbor Fire Department is conducting the fire fighting.

No people were reported to be on board the boats.

An oil sheen around the two boats has been reported.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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