Shrimp boat goes up in flames at Aransas Pass

shrimp-boat-fire-aransas-passA day at work for a local shrimper took a turn for the worst when his boat went up in flames.  Aransas Pass police say the boat was found drifting in an intercoastal waterway before coming to a rest in a cove near Turtle Bayou Road. Firefighters from Aransas Pass, Rockport, and Fulton responded to extinguish the fire. A fire boat belonging to the Rockport Volunteer Fire Department was also utilized after weeks of initial training. Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife were also on the scene. Police say the boat owner sustained minor injuries trying to put out the fire. Fortunately, a local boater was nearby to help assist the owner of the shrimp boat to shore. The owner of the boat says the fire started near his generator while he was on his way to get fuel at Conn Brown Harbor.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Video, click here 09:04

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