Fire Breaks Out on Boat in Newport Bay

One person was taken to the hospital after a 34-foot boat caught fire in the Newport Bay on Saturday evening, fire officials said.

Newport Beach Fire Department officials did not immediately say how that person was injured in connection with the fire. The victim was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center with unknown injuries.

Firefighters battled the flames on the boat, which was in a slip in the area of East Coast Highway and Bayside Drive.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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