Fire Crews Extinguish Boat Fire Near San Rafael; No Injuries

Fire crews in San Rafael responded to a boat fire on the water late Tuesday, according to the San Rafael Fire Department.

The boat was burning off McNears Beach, fire officials said.

Firefighters received a 911 call shortly after 7:15 p.m. reporting a boat in distress and on fire with five occupants aboard who were taken off the boat by another vessel, fire officials said.

The boaters were transported onshore, where they were met by San Rafael fire crews.

Fire boats from Tiburon and Confidence responded the scene, knocking down the fire on the motor yacht about 200 yards offshore, fire officials said.

No injuries were reported.

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