The boat fire was reported at 1:56 p.m. and dispatchers received reports of a boat smoking and people jumping off of it, authorities said.
“We are at the New Smyrna Dunes pier and there is a boat on fire,” a 9-1-1 caller said. ”(It’s) a sailboat.”
Another caller said that the 30-foot boat was in the middle of the of the channel near the Coast Guard station and could see people jumping out.
“They just left the boat,” the caller said. “They are jumping off right now. Four or six people jumping and they are all in the water now.”
Rescue workers responding to the call for help said they saw smoke coming out of a sailboat that appeared to be anchored about 100 yards from the shore. The boat was seen north of the Coast Guard Station in New Smyrna Beach, authorities said.
The people found swimming in the water were fished out by a good Samaritan and brought to the Coast Guard Station in New Smyrna Beach, a Coast Guard official said.
A petty officer with the Coast Guard said the boat incident is being investigated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Officials with FWC could not immediately be reached Wednesday.
Firefighters said they brought the fire under control around 2:21 p.m. and had it out by 2:24 p.m.
First responders said all six people were accounted for and no injuries were reported.