True North fire causes $100,000 damage

Passengers and crew escaped unharmed after a luxury cruise vessel caught fire off Munster yesterday.

The fire, on the True North vessel, started while the boat was moored about 5.15pm.

The blaze caused $100,000 damage and is believed to have been caused by radiant heat from a light.

Fire crews from Fremantle, Hope Valley, Murdoch and Success were called to the vessel after a report of a blaze on the third level.

The passengers and crew were safely evacuated from the ship and the fire was contained within about 30 minutes.

It is not known how many were on board the vessel.