Photo by Gary Combs, Courtesy of the BDVFD

CALIFORNIA, Md. – A boat fire that caused approximately $30,000 worth of damage, Saturday night is under investigation, authorities say. 

On Oct. 27, around 8:40 p.m., crews from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department and other surrounding agencies responded to 23700 block of Bill Dixon Road, California for the report of a working structure fire. 

According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Office, a passer-by in the area of the Town Creek Marina discovered the boat, a 39′ Pacemaker in a fully involved fire. Crews were able to extinguish the fire in 15 minutes. Forty firefighters responded to the incident in total.   

Investigators were able to determine that fire started from inside the boat but the cause is still under investigation. There were no injures as a result of this incident.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6834.