Smoke billows up Gastineau Channel from boat fire

Update | 6:38 p.m.

The Juneau Empire reports that the fire is out and there were no injuries.

Scott Burton shot this video of the boat fire earlier this afternoon.

Original story | 2:48 p.m.

A small barge burns near Aurora Harbor along Egan Drive. (Lakeidra Chavis/ KTOO)
A small vessel burns in Gastineau Channel near Aurora Harbor. (Lakeidra Chavis/ KTOO)

Smoke is billowing up Gastineau Channel this afternoon from a boat fire near Aurora Harbor.

The fire appears to be burning aboard a barge. Shortly after 2:30 p.m. an ambulance and three fire trucks arrived on the scene. An emergency boat was in the water but had not approached the fire directly.

Emergency officials arrive on scene of a small barge fire near Aurora Harbor. (Lakeidra Chavis/ KTOO)
Emergency officials arrive on scene of a small barge fire near Aurora Harbor. (Lakeidra Chavis/ KTOO)

Local Coast Guard and Juneau Docks and Harbors officials weren’t ready to comment on the incident.

This is a developing story, check back for updates. 

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