OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP/WJZ) — Seven passengers escaped without injury from a burning boat in the water off Ocean City, Maryland, fire officials said Sunday.
The fire department said in a Facebook post that it was called to the scene around 5:15 a.m.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Flash Flood Watch Issued For Central Maryland
At the time of the fire, there were seven passengers aboard the vessel, and they were rescued by a civilian boat in the area, the department said. No injuries were immediately reported.READ MORE: States Learning How Many Afghan Evacuees Coming Their Way, Maryland Among Top Hosts
The U.S. Coast Guard set up a perimeter and asked boats to avoid the area, according to the fire department, which posted a video showing the boat consumed with flames.
The cause of the blaze wasn’t immediately clear.MORE NEWS: Price Rite Holding On-The-Spot Interviews At All MD Locations September 22
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