A fire that burned two boats near Harbor Island Thursday night caused an estimated $150,000 in damage to both vessels.

The fire spread from a 30-foot boat to another moored nearby around 9:30 p.m., according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatch supervisor Nick Wright. It was unclear whether anyone was aboard the boats when they caught fire.

Ten units from the fire-rescue department fought the fire, Wright said, adding three boats from San Diego Harbor Police were also involved in the firefight, Wright said.

The fire was knocked down after 40 minutes, Wright said, but firefighters were still trying to ascertain the cause of the fire.

One of the two boats sunk after the blaze.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.