2 Men, 1 Firefighter Hurt in Oceanside Boat Fire

Two men suffered moderate burns after a boat caught fire in Oceanside Harbor Tuesday afternoon.

The flames were reported on a docked boat at 3 p.m. near the 1300 block of N. Harbor Drive, according to the Oceanside Fire Department (OFD). 

Oceanside lifeguards found two men outside the boat suffering from moderate burn injuries. The lifeguards started treating the victims until they were airlifted to UC San Diego's burn center in two helicopters.

A firefighter was also injured while fighting the fire, according to the OFD. He was treated and released at the scene.

A fire engine, police rescue boat and several other units responded to extinguish the flames. They were able to stop the fire before it spread to other boats or the dock.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but the OFD says it started in the engine compartment.

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