2 People, 2 Dogs Rescued as Boat Catches Fire, Takes on Water Off San Pedro Coast

Rescuers were able to get two people and two dogs safely off a boat after a small fire caused it to take on water near the entrance of the Los Angeles harbor off the coast of San Pedro on Thursday morning, authorities said.

Two dogs were among the rescued from a sinking vessel off the coast of San Pedro on July 10, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Two dogs were among the rescued from a sinking vessel off the coast of San Pedro on July 10, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Fire crews initially responded to a report of a boat fire near the L.A. Harbor Lighthouse at around 7 a.m., according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Katherine Mann.

The 30-foot boat was taking on water, and LAFD crews working to de-water it, according to Mann and a spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard, which also responded to the incident.

The uninjured occupants, who were all wearing life vests, were taken to shore by Los Angeles County Baywatch, Mann said.

The boat was being towed into the harbor, according to the Coast Guard.

No further information was available.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this report.

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