“I’m home sleeping, somebody’s banging on my door, I come out here half-clothed and my boat’s on fire,” said Joel Purma, the owner of the boat.
The fire caused about $5,000 in damage to the boat.
“It was a shock. I was definitely a little scared. I was concerned about my house — didn’t want it catching fire,” said Purma who also happens to be a firefighter.
Between 11:44 and 11:55 p.m., two more small fires involving other vehicles were reported in the vicinity of Reed Avenue and Gresham Street, which is just south of Thomas Avenue, a San Diego fire-rescue dispatcher said.
No injuries were reported.