2 escape boat fire off Lanai

2 escape boat fire off Lanai
The boat caught fire about 2 miles offshore of Kaiolohia. (IMAGE: MEGAN WARD VIA MAUI 24/7)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - According to the Maui Fire Department, two people were rescued from a fire aboard a boat off Lanai Tuesday morning.

The incident happened just after 10:15 a.m., about 2 miles offshore of Kaiolohia.

Fire crews fought the blaze for about 2 hours.

MFD says, the fire disabled the boat’s engine and battery.

No one was hurt in the incident.

The cause of the fire still under investigation.

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