Coast Guard Responds to Shrimp Trawler on Fire

Coast guard officials say they responded to a call of a 47 foot shrimp trawler named "Miss Melodie" on fire around 1:30pm Sunday afternoon.

They say it happened off the Crystal Coast near the Seagate Community. They say when they arrived on scene the two people that had been on the boat were safely on the shore.

Crews say it took several hours to put out the fire, and that at one point the boat was completely engulfed in flames. They say the vessel sunk, and there now are booms marking where it is, while crews try and recover it.

No word yet on what started the fire. Multiple fire departments and the coast guard were on the scene.

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