A 67-foot wooden fishing boat is burning off the shore of Great Chebeague Island.

The boat caught fire at its mooring between Chebeague and Crow Island shortly before noon. It was reported by the Chebeague Island Boat Yard, which is located on the east side of the island.

The fishing boat is called the Deborah Lee.

The Coast Guard responded with a 47-foot motor lifeboat and a 25-foot rescue boat that arrived on the scene around 12:05 p.m. The Portland fire boat and members of the Chebeague Fire Department also responded. The Casco Bay Lines ferry Maquoit II also was standing by to help if needed.

Coast Guard Chief Rob Childress says it appeared that the fire started in the pilot house. He says the Deborah Lee was at anchor, and no one was aboard at the time.

The Coast Guard is currently providing a safety zone around the Deborah Lee and will be monitoring for a pollution threat. Childress says the boat had about 150 gallons of fuel and oil.

There does not appear to be an environmental threat at this time.