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Fire Breaks Out On Sailboat Anchored Off Malibu, Man Aboard Escapes in Dinghy

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Investigators are probing a blaze that broke out late Tuesday night aboard a large sailboat off the coast of Malibu.

One man was aboard the vessel, which was anchored about a quarter-mile off Paradise Cove, according to City News Service. He was able to flee the fire in a dinghy.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department sent a fireboat out from Marina Del Rey to tackle the blaze, which was extinguished by about 12:19 a.m. Additionally, the Coast Guard responded and was on scene.

The cause of the fire is unknown. Today, fire investigators are taking a look at the damaged boat.