Drone Captures Massive Yacht Fire As $24 Million Boat Is Engulfed In Flames (VIDEO)


You’ve probably never seen a fire quite like this particular.

San Diego ship captain Kurt Roll was utilizing a remote-controlled quadcopter drone to capture aerial footage at a shipyard in Chula Vista, California on Thursday night when he spotted a plume of smoke rising in the range. Roll decided to use his gadget to get closer to what appeared to be an enormous boat fire, and managed to capture some incredible, close-up footage of a yacht going up in flames.

In a video Roll published to YouTube, the drone nears the yacht fire before pulling back to show the sheer enormity of the blaze.

According to ABC 10 News, the 112-foot boat, called the Polar Bear, apparently caught fire in an incident at the shipyard shortly after 9 a. m. Thursday. About 100 workers at the marina were evacuated during the blaze, which firefighters were eventually able to put out.

The yacht belonged to Larry Jodsass, a retired electrical engineer, plus was worth an estimated $24 mil.

“Am I angry? No . Anger is not the proper word, ” Jodsass told NBC 7 San Diego. “It was our toy, my wonderful, beautiful piece of equipment. I think it’s the most beautiful boat that ever has been built. ”

Watch the jingle footage of the yacht fire in the video above.