Three people taken to hospital after fire on fishing boat at Timaru's port

Source: 1News

Three people have been taken to hospital after a fishing vessel caught fire at Timaru's port last night.

Emergency services received the call to the 81 metre Dong Won at around 9:30pm last night where 11 fire engines attended.

The fire is still burning and is expected to continue to burn throughout the day. 

The fire is in the forward part of the ship and is a fuel fire. It is contained and doesn't pose a threat to any surrounding buildings or ships.

A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesperson said the ship has extensive damage.