Coast Guard responds to shrimp boat fire

December 6, 2008 3:12:19 PM PST
Three shrimpers are back on land after their boat caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The U.S. Coast Guard says the three crew members of the shrimp boat abandoned ship when it caught fire this morning. Another vessel picked them up, and the Coast Guard took them ashore. The crew was reported to be in good condition.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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