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Pleasure boat in a spectacular blaze

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

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At 9:26 a.m. the owner and operator of a 33-foot Riviera pleasure boat called the Coast Guard to report 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 or pollution were reported.