4 people rescued from burning boat in Portland
Sep. 01, 2013
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Four people and a dog escaped injury when they were rescued by a passing boater after their boat caught fire in Portland Harbor.
Coast Guard spokesman Matt Burt says a 39-foot powerboat caught fire near Cushing Island at about 1 p.m. Sunday.
He tells the Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/19aclFc ) that the Coast Guard responded to the fire and another boater rescued four people and a dog from the burning boat.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.