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65-ft sailboat catches fire off Malibu coast

Crews are shown battling a fire that erupted on a boat off the Malibu coast on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

April 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 65-foot sailboat went up in flames overnight off the coast of Malibu, and the cause of the blaze is still unknown.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said one man was aboard the boat when it caught fire around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday.

A Coast Guard patrol boat as well as a fireboat from Marina del Rey were sent about a quarter-mile off Paradise Cove to put out the blaze.

As for the man on the boat, he managed to escape in a small dinghy.