Fire damages docked sailboat on Mission Bay

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A sailboat docked on Mission Bay caught fire for unknown reasons Wednesday, sending a plume of thick black smoke over the harbor.

The fire erupted at a marina in the 2200 block of Pacific Beach Drive shortly after 12:30 p.m., the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department reported.

Staff members at Campland on the Bay, an RV park and campground, were able to extinguish the flames aboard the 22-foot sloop prior to the arrival of firefighters, according to SDFRD public affairs. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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