Charter boat catches fire off coast of Orange Beach

Updated: Jul. 27, 2019 at 4:25 PM CDT
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ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WAFF) -A charter fishing boat caught fire just off of the coast near Orange Beach, according to WALA.

A WAFF viewer tweeted video of the incident calling it an oil rig fire. However, we now know that it was the charter boat that caught fire.

The fire created a huge plume of thick black smoke that was seen for miles around 2:20 p.m. Saturday.

Witnesses said another charter boat spotted the smoke and rushed in to help. Everyone on the boat was able to safely escape the fire.

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