Coast Guard rescues 2 from burning boat in Houston Ship Channel

HOUSTON — A Coast Guard Station Galveston boat crew rescued two people after investigating smoke in the Houston Ship Channel off Kemah Saturday afternoon.

At about 12:45 p.m., the boat crew located the burning boat and rescued the two aboard before the boat became engulfed in flames near Light 63.

A Port of Houston fire boat from Barbour’s Cut responded as well as the Harris County Sheriff’s Department.

No injuries were reported.