Fire Breaks Out on 34-Foot Boat in Newport Beach Area; 1 Injured

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One person was injured Saturday when a fire that broke out on a 34-foot boat docked in Lower Newport Bay, officials said.

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An intense fire broke out on a boat in Lower Newport Bay on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Firefighters later extinguished the flames. (Credit: @david.taylor.gibler/Instagram)

A “fuel fire” was reported at 4:14 p.m. on a boat near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Bayside Drive (map), according to a spokesman for the Newport Beach Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to the scene and extinguished the blaze by 5:23 p.m., said the spokesman, who declined to give his name.

The injured person was transported to UC Irvine Medical Center in unknown condition, the Fire Department said.

No other information was immediately available.

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