Fire breaks out on boat near Governors Island

Posted: 12:05 PM, Sep 08, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-08 20:05:37-04

MANHATTAN — A fire broke out on a dinner boat as it traveled near Governors Island Friday, officials said.

There were 84 passengers, four crew members and a dog on board at the time. Several passengers were seen being ferried to a dock in lower Manhattan after being evacuated from the vessel.

Flames began in an engine room on the boat and have been extinguished. There were no immediate reports of injury or cause of the blaze.

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