Emergency crews rushed to Brookings Harbor shortly before 11 a.m. Monday to the scene of a reported boat fire.

“When we arrived on scene, we could see heavy smoke showing from the boat,” said Harbor Fire District Assistant Chief Joshua Frame.

“We set a 2-inch line down to start sending water to the boat as soon as possible. We had a Brookings Fire & Rescue unit directly behind us laying a 5-inch water line.”

Frame said there was no one aboard the docked 85-foot Miss Pacific when fire crews arrived.

The U.S. Coast Guard sent two fire boats to assist in containing the blaze, and a Coast Guard helicopter flew overhead to render any assistance needed.

Firefighters from Gold Beach and Smith River assisted Harbor Fire and Brookings Fire & Rescue.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.


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