UPDATE: All passengers safe after boat fire near Perdido Pass

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PERDIDO PASS, Ala. (WKRG) — UPDATE: The charter boat Hoss Fly III is the boat that caught on fire.

All eight passengers safely made it to a center console and are back on shore. Capt. Doug Price with Eagle Express Charters was in radio contact.

The Coast Guard and Orange Beach Fire Rescue assisted with the scene, as well as some good Samaritan boats.

Crews arrived on scene at 2:30 p.m., and the fire was declared extinguished at 2:49 p.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY

A charter boat has caught on fire off the coast of Orange Beach, just south of Perdido Pass.

Sources say the boat had eight passengers on board. There’s no word on if anyone was injured.

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