Fire destroys boat in front of Encanto home

Posted at 1:52 PM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 21:01:51-05

A late-morning fire gutted a boat being stored in front of an Encanto-area home Wednesday.

The non-injury blaze in the 6800 block of Brooklyn Avenue erupted for unknown reasons shortly after 11 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. It took crews less than 10 minutes to subdue the intense flames, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.

The boat's owner told 10News that he just spent $6,000 to fix it and get it running again.

He said he was working on the boat -- called the Mistress -- and fired up an engine when he heard a pop sound. At that point, a fire started and spread quickly.

The fire was isolated to the boat and did not spread to the house, fire officials said. The blaze did burn an AT&T wire on a nearby pole.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.