Fire officials: 7 escape burning boat in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Fire officials say seven passengers escaped without injury from a burning boat in the water off Ocean City, Maryland.

The fire department said in a Facebook post that it was called to the scene around 5:15 a.m.

The department says that at the time of the fire, there were seven passengers aboard the vessel, and they were rescued by a civilian boat in the area.

No injuries were immediately reported.

The cause of the blaze wasn’t immediately clear.

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