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Boat Catches Fire Off Lanai

A boat fire summoned Maui Fire Department and Coast Guard personnel to an area about two-miles offshore of Kaiolohia Beach on Lanai, Tuesday morning.

Fire Department personnel maintained visual and communication contact with the vessel, that had two people aboard, while a boat crew made its way to the vessel and took over the incident.

Authorities say the boat was smoldering after being doused with water. The engine and battery were disable as a result of the blaze.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

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