Fire reported on 50-foot vessel 3 miles off coast of Carlsbad
A good Samaritan called the U.S. Coast Guard public affairs office shortly before 9:45 a.m. to notify them of a fire on a vessel off the coast of Carlsbad, Coast Guard spokesman Adam Stanton said.
The 50-foot vessel had left from Oceanside, but it was not immediately clear when it caught fire or how it started, Stanton said.
A Coast Guard helicopter responded to the scene along with Encinitas lifeguards and USCG cutters Monroe and Benjamin Bottoms.
No further information was immediately available.