SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Two people were injured after a fire broke out on a boat in Mission Bay, engulfing the vessel, Thursday.
San Diego Fire-Rescue responded to the fire on the 30-foot vessel off Ingraham St. just after 3 p.m.
Two people were burned by flames and jumped from the boat. They were transported to UCSD Medical Center, though the extent of their injuries is unknown.
Witnesses said they initially saw smoke but thought the fire would be extinguished. Within five minutes, witnesses say the flames grew higher and panic set in.
"It started catching on fire, people started jumping off into the water," said Jorge Segura, who captured video showing a SDFD boat dosing the flames early on.
Happening now - @SDLifeguards and firefighters handling this boat fire off Dana Landing. Two burn patients now on land being treated. Boat fire is knocked down & arrangements will be made for towing. #teamwork pic.twitter.com/VOmuxWoNLX— SDFD (@SDFD) August 8, 2019
It's not yet clear how the fire began.