06/11/2014 08:19 EDT | Updated 08/11/2014 05:59 EDT

Whale watcher saves 2 people and dog from boat fire

Two people and their dog have been rescued by a whale watching boat, after their own vessel was engulfed in flames near Active Pass in B.C.'s Southern Gulf Islands.

The coast guard's hover craft are on their way to the scene, between Mayne and Galiano islands.

BC Ferries Spirit of Vancouver was briefly diverted to the area but the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre says everyone has made it off the boat.

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GOOGLE MAP: Active Pass, B.C.