Coast Guard responding to burning cigar boat in Florida Keys

MIAMI — Six people were rescued by a good Samaritan following a boat fire aboard a boat southwest of Islamorada, Florida Thursday.

There are no reported injuries.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Islamorada were notified by a good Samaritan of a fire aboard an approximately 40-foot cigar boat approximately five miles north of Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida at approximately 2 p.m.

The good Samaritan rescued the six individuals from the burning vessel. A boatcrew from Station Islamorada is currently on scene to ensure the safety in the area of the burning vessel.

For safety reasons, boaters in the area should not attempt to approach the burning vessel.

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