WHIDBEY ISLAND — One person is safe after the Coast Guard responded to a massive boat fire off Whidbey Island, Washington.
KOMO-TV reported that the boat was about nine miles off shore, west of Point Partridge on Thursday night.
A thick plume of black smoke could be seen for several miles.
The Coast Guard says one person who was on the boat made it safely away from the fire in a dinghy.
That person was picked up by a passing boat and taken to John Wayne Marina in Sequim.
No word yet if the boater had any injuries or what caused the fire.
The Coast Guard set up a safety zone around the burning boat.