Person rescued after burning fishing boat beaches near Dunedin

Three fire engines from the Dunedin area are rushing to the Aramoana Peninsula where a fishing vessel is reported to have beached on fire.

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The Southern Fire Communications centre was notified to the incident via Maritime radio around 12.15pm.

Fire Communications spokesman Riwai Grace says one person was rescued from the boat but they don't know yet whether there were other people aboard.

He says he's it's still not clear exactly where on the Peninsula the boat has beached.