Boat fire sends two to hospital

OCEANSIDE (KUSI) – Two people were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a boat caught fire at Oceanside Harbor.

According to fire department officials, the engine compartment of a docked vessel erupted in flames at the marina in the 1300 block of North Harbor Drive at approximately 3 p.m.

Firefighters doused the flames with help from a police boat crew, Battalion Chief Felipe Rodriguez said.   

Two men who were on-board the motorboat when the fire started were airlifted to UCSD Medical Center for treatment of moderately serious burn
injuries, and a firefighter was treated at the scene for a minor injury, Rodriguez said.   

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

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