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Fire Destroys Boat on Mission Bay Day After Owner Purchased it

A fire destroyed a 60-foot yacht docked on Mission Bay Wednesday, just one day after the boat's owner purchased it.

The Pacific Sport Fishing boat was docked at Dana Landing Marina on Mission Bay when it ignited in flames early Wednesday.

When San Diego Fire-Rescue (SDFD) firefighters and lifeguards arrived just after 1 a.m., smoke was spewing from the lower cabin area, the SDFD said.

Firefighters had to force the door open to find the source of the fire, footage from the scene shows. At that point, flames began to increase.

Crews worked to tackle the fire from the dock and by boat. By about 3:20 a.m., the fire was out.

Investigators were called to determine the cause of the fire but SDFD said it was likely started by a refrigerator circuit in the lower cabin.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) responded to determine potential pollution issues the fire may have caused.

No one was onboard when the boat went up in flames and no fire personnel were injured, SDFD said. Firefighters were working to notify the boat's owner. 

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