31 May 2014

Launch catches fire at Waiheke Island

6:48 pm on 31 May 2014

Firefighters put out a blaze on a 13-metre launch moored at Waiheke Island near Auckland on Saturday afternoon.

A Fire Service spokesperson says four fire crews were sent to the fire, which began just before 3pm.

The spokesperson says the boat was in a dry dock off Causeway Road, but the fire didn't threaten any nearby buildings and there were no reports of injuries.

He says it's not clear yet how the fire started but the Fire Service doesn't believe there are any suspicious circumstances.