The 79 foot long fishing vessel Pacific Paradise caught fire while being salvaged off Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii. Seven people were on board the grounded fishing vessel attempting to tow the vessel free when fire broke out below deck. Everyone on board the vessel was able to evacuate safely. No reports of injuries.
Reports state authorities attempted to douse the fire, but it remained to burn for several hours. The Pacific Paradise still had some 1500 gallons of diesel fuel on board at the time of the fire. The cause of the blaze was not reported.
The Coast Guard is investigating the incident.