No injuries were reported during the incident but the boat was destroyed, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said in a Sunday Facebook post.
The Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit responded to help the four people in the small boat who jumped into the water to avoid being burned. Firefighters from Northern Sonoma County Fire arrived, and the marine unit transported them out to the burning boat so they could extinguish the flames.
Officials did not immediately respond Monday to inquires from The Press Democrat.
The sheriff’s office in its Facebook post reminded residents to check the necessary safety features of their watercraft before firing up their engines.