Ocean City boat fire

Courtesy: Ocean City Fire Dept. Facebook page

Fire officials said seven passengers escaped without injury from a burning boat in the water off Ocean City, Maryland.

The fire department said in a Facebook post that it was called to the scene around 5:15 a.m.

The department said that at the time of the fire, there were seven passengers aboard the vessel, and they were rescued by a civilian boat in the area. No injuries were immediately reported.

The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately clear.