Two people rescued after boat catches fire near Dog Island

Published: Sep. 1, 2018 at 9:16 AM EDT
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Two people were rescued from a boat after it caught fire in Passamaquoddy Bay Friday.

The two were employees of Cooke Aquaculture.

Brett Newman and Patrick Blair, both of Campobello, had been aboard a 40-foot lobster style boat supplying feed for Cooke's sites in the bay when it caught fire.

Officials say the two noticed smoke and flames coming from the engine room.

They deployed a life raft and were rescued about one eighth of a mile from shore near Todd Head in Eastport.

No one was hurt.

Both men were wearing their life jackets.