Chula Vista Yacht Fire Caused $25M in Damage

July 3, 2014

A fire that burned a yacht at a San Diego County boat yard caused an estimated $25 million in damage.

U-T San Diego says a Chula Vista, Calif., fire official gave that estimate Wednesday.

The blaze was reported last week aboard a 110-foot yacht called the Polar Bear at a yard near the Chula Vista Marina.

Deputy Fire Chief Justin Gipson says dozens of firefighters needed nearly two hours just to douse the largest flames and a full knockdown took nearly a day.

Gipson says a welder working on the yacht may have sparked the fire but the cause hasn’t been officially determined.

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