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AustraliaTrio rescued after boat catches fire off popular Sydney beach

08:20  07 june  2019
08:20  07 june  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Three people were rescued after a boat caught fire off Cronulla this afternoon. (9News). The fire remains well alight. 9News has been told NSW Fire & Rescue were called off from the job and were told to let it burn because its 500m offshore and not near other vessels.

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Trio rescued after boat catches fire off popular Sydney beach © 9News Three people were rescued after a boat caught fire off Cronulla this afternoon. Three people have been rescued after a boat they were on caught off a popular Sydney beach this afternoon.

A NSW Fire Brigade spokesman told 9news.com.au a crew had received a call about a boat on fire around 350 metres offshore from Oak Park Rock Pool, Cronulla just after 1pm.

Fire crews and maritime police are currently responding to the incident.

Trio rescued after boat catches fire off popular Sydney beach
Trio rescued after boat catches fire off popular Sydney beach
Trio rescued after boat catches fire off popular Sydney beach

A NSW Police spokesman said the three people taken off the vessel were not injured.

The boat has been completely destroyed and remains well alight.

The cause of the blaze remains unknown.

More to come…

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