Drone captures amazing video as multimillion-dollar yacht goes up in flames

Posted at 6:59 AM, Jun 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-21 07:00:55-04

San Diego boat captain Kurt Roll captured this footage of a multimillion-dollar yacht going up in flames on Thursday using a DJI Phantom quadcopter with a GoPro camera.

Our sister station Fox5SanDiego reports that the fire burned for hours and the boat is a complete loss. Damages are estimated between $15 million and $18 million.

What caused the boat to catch fire had yet to be determined, but workers speculated that it may have been sparked by someone working in the boat with a welding torch.