Boat sinks after catching fire under Antioch Bridge

June 19, 2012 1:23:09 PM PDT
Contra Costa County firefighters have contained a fire near the Antioch Bridge that spread to a pier from a boat that was engulfed in flames, a fire marshal said.

The fire was reported aboard a boat almost directly under the bridge at 11:53 a.m., Fire Marshal Lewis Broschard said.

No injuries have been reported, and anyone who may have been aboard the boat escaped safely, he said. The boat sank at about 12:40 p.m.

Broschard said the fire spread to part of a pier, and that firefighters have controlled the blaze. As of 12:50 p.m., firefighters remained at the scene.