28 Jul 2013

Boat fire in Kaipara Harbour

6:04 pm on 28 July 2013

Four people had to be rescued from the water after their boat caught fire in the Kaipara Harbour on Sunday afternoon.

A Fire Service spokesperson says when the Ruawai rescue boat reached the vessel it found well alight and with four people in the water.

He says they were taken back to shore and the crew then returned with more fire fighting equipment to fight the fire.

The rescued people were not injured.