Two people and their pet dog are lucky to be alive after a yacht fire near Moreton Island this morning.
Water police were called to the blaze south west of the island just after 5.30am, where they found the yacht fully engulfed in fire.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services attended as well and helped get the fire under control.
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A 64-year-old man, a 53-year-old woman and their Jack Russel – Charlie – managed to escape the burning yacht in their tender.
They were luckily uninjured in the incident.
Investigations are now underway, though police don’t believe the fire happened under suspicious circumstances.
Acting Senior Sergeant Jay Bairstow, Officer in Charge Brisbane Water Police, is warning boaties to be prepare for the Easter period.
“Water Police would like to give a timely reminder for all boaties to check their vessel is in a safe and operational condition, ensure they have the required safety equipment.
“Communicate their travel details so people know where you are and when you are expected to return.
“Water Police wish a safe Easter on the water,” Acting Senior Sergeant Bairstow said.
Water Police would like to give a timely reminder for all boaties to check their vessel is in a safe and operational condition, ensure they have the required safety equipment. Fortunately these boaties were able to safely escape. https://t.co/hcWif10Ixd pic.twitter.com/GZdE35wsq8
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) April 12, 2019