Boat catches fire in Newport News

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A 19-foot boat caught fire near the Denbigh boat ramp on Sunday afternoon. 

Newport News dispatchers said they received the call just after 1 p.m. for the fire.

Two people were on the boat, but they made it safely to shore before firefighters arrived on the scene, officials say. There were no injuries. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Virginia Marine Police. The damaged boat is not considered a hazard for other boaters using the boat ramp. 

Stay on WAVY.com for updates. 

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