Copiague, NY - April 30, 2016 - Coast Guard and local first responders respond to a boat fire near Great Neck Creek, in Long Island, New York, Saturday.
At 10:29 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders received a call reporting there was a 26-foot pleasure craft on fire with two people aboard in the vicinity of Great Neck Creek in Copiague, New York on VHF-FM radio channel 16.
Sector Long Island Sound immediately issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched Station Fire Island to the scene.
Sector Long Island Sound Command Center also briefed Suffolk County Dispatch who launched Copiague Fire Department and Suffolk County Marine Juliet to respond to the scene.
A Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel operating in the area arrived first on scene and safely grabbed the anchor line of the burning vessel, pulling it away from other boats, docks, and houses along the shoreline.
At 10:55 a.m., the Copiague Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguished the fire onboard the vessel.
No injuries have been reported.