Thursday, November 30, 2006
A series of boat fires destroyed several vessels at two separate San Diego marinas causing more than $700,000 in damage. The first boat fire erupted just after 7 pm, near the Hyatt Islandia Hotel in Mission Bay. Investigators believe an electrical problem is to blame for the fire that caused more than $80,000 dollars in damage.Only minutes later, flames were spotted on another vessel near the Marriott Hotel at the Embarcadero on the San Diego Bay. Around 7:50 p.m. the fire spread to six other boats. Three of those boats were destroyed, while four other vessel sustained damage. Investigators say the estimated loss was $505,000, and the nearby dock suffered about $120,000 in additional damage. The cause of the second fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.