Coast Guard responds to boat fire near Chebeague Island in Portland Harbor

PORTLAND, Maine - A 65-foot vessel burns at its mooring near Great Chebeague Island Jan. 25, 2011. Coast Guard crews and local responders are currently working to put out the fire and ensure there is no pollution. Photo by Coast Guard Station South Portland.

Photo by Coast Guard Station South Portland.

PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard is currently responding to a vessel fire in between Great Chebeague Island and Crow Island in Portland Harbor.

Coast Guard Station South Portland received a call at 11:24 a.m., from the Cumberland County Fire Department that the 65-foot fishing vessel was on fire.

Station South Portland launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat and a 25-foot rescue boat which arrived on scene around 12:05 p.m. The city of Portland Fired Department is on scene as well.

The Coast Guard is currently providing a safety zone around the vessel and will be monitoring for a pollution threat. There does not appear to be an environmental threat at this time.

After speaking with the owner of the vessel, it was determined that no one was aboard.

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