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Yacht catches fire on the OBX

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Posted at 9:08 PM, Nov 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-14 21:09:04-05

The Coast Guard is trying to figure out how a yacht caught fire in the Outer Banks.

It happened yesterday four miles east of Corolla.

Currituck emergency management officials say two boaters aboard the 55-foot yacht were able to escape.

Officials say the boaters used a smaller boat to escape the fire.

The Coast Guard and Corolla Fire Rescue managed to get out to the boaters and get them ashore.