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Yacht goes up in flames off Harbor Island

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This picture shows the 57-foot boat, a total loss, is almost completely underwater. Photo courtesy: @ShannonCBS8 This picture shows the 57-foot boat, a total loss, is almost completely underwater. Photo courtesy: @ShannonCBS8

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A fire possibly sparked by an electrical malfunction destroyed a 57-foot yacht docked on Harbor Island Monday.

Workers were servicing a generator and other power equipment aboard the 50-year-old Chris-Craft Constellation at Sunroad Resort Marina in the 900 block of Harbor Island Drive when the non-injury blaze erupted shortly after 12:30 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The repairmen helped the owner of the boat, christened the "Sea Siesta," get out of her burning vessel while firefighters were en route, SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said.

It took the emergency crews about 50 minutes to subdue the flames. The fire and the water used to extinguish it left the yacht partially sunk.

The blaze, which apparently originated in the engine room of the boat, resulted in no known spill of fuel or other toxins into the waters of San Diego Bay, Luque said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

 

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