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Boat Catches Fire Off Ventura County Coastline

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)
A boat hit by fire off the Ventura County coastline Tuesday afternoon

A man had a close call after a boat fire off the Ventura County coastline.

It happened at around 4 Tuesday afternoon, several miles from Oxnard.  A passing boat rescued the burning craft's sole occupant.

The boat was enveloped in flames by the time firefighters could reach the scene.  There's no word on the cause of the fire.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.