Boat catches on fire in Newport News’ Warwick River

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A boat caught fire near a boat ramp in Newport News on Sunday.

Officials say that the fire was around 1 p.m. in the Denbigh area of the city and that the boat that caught on fire was 19-feet-long.

Two people were on the boat that was in the water when it caught fire. The location of the boat was near the Warwick River.

Officials say the two boaters made it off the boat safely without injuries.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time but VMRC is investigating.

The Coast Guard was also notified about the incident.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.