Fishermen rescued near Coos Bay after vessel catches fire

2 fishermen were able to escape to a life raft

The 47-foot fishing vessel is engulfed in flames after it caught fire 20 miles west of the Cape Blanco light near Coos Bay, Ore., Aug. 5, 2017. The two fishermen aboard were able to escape to a life raft before the fire took over the vessel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector North Bend)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two fishermen were rescued near Coos Bay after their vessel caught fire on Saturday.

The U.S Coast Guard rescued the men 20 miles west of the Cape Blanco light after the 47-foot fishing vessel became engulfed in flames.

A volunteer light keeper at the Cape Blanco light noticed the burning vessel and reported it to Coast Guard Station Coos Bay.

The two fishermen aboard were able to escape to a life raft before the fire took over the vessel.

The Coast Guard responds to a fishing vessel that caught fire near Coos Bay, Ore., Aug. 5, 2017. A volunteer light keeper at the Cape Blanco light noticed the burning vessel and reported it to Coast Guard Station Coos Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector North Bend)