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Yacht owner escapes blaze aboard 65-foot yacht off Malibu

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A Coast Guard patrol boat, with the help of the L.A. County lifeguard Baywatch, extinguished a fire early Wednesday that engulfed a 65-foot yacht off the coast of Malibu.

The yacht was anchored about a quarter-mile off Paradise Cove, and investigators say the owner of the vessel escaped to shore via dinghy. The man's name has not been released.

The fire, which reportedly began around 11:20 p.m., is believed to have destroyed the boat. No damage estimate has been released, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.


Video via NBC LA