Updated 05/19/2012 08:12 PM
Authorities tow boat after fire
To view our videos, you need to
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.
Then come back here and refresh the page.
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- A boat catches fire while out on the water Saturday, forcing people to jump to safety. It happened in Newburgh on the Hudson River.
Officials said a fire started on the boat that was about 100 feet from shore. The boat was burned to the water line, forcing the people on board to evacuate.
Michael Vatter, Newburgh Fire Chief said, “There were two on board that were picked up by nearby boats. Gorgeous day on the river, a lot of people out, fishermen, kayakers, all kinds of boats. So they got out of the water and taken care of quickly."
Authorities towed the boat to shore. There's no word on what caused the fire to start. No one was injured.