Four rescued from burning boat off of Candlestick Point 

Four men were rescued from a boat that was burning off of Candlestick Point Saturday morning, a San Francisco Fire Department lieutenant said.

The U.S. Coast Guard, police and fire officials responded at about 9:55 a.m. on a report that four men were on a burning boat that was about a half mile out in San Francisco Bay from Candlestick Point, fire department Lt. Robert Lopez said.

The men were hanging out on the bow of the Pleasure Craft boat when there was an explosion, Coast Guard Lt. Heather Lampert said. The boat was taking on water and the men were evacuated and transported to Oyster Point Marina to be evaluated, she said.

Two were treated for smoke inhalation, and the other two were treated for exposure, according to Lopez. At least one man was transported to a local hospital.

The boat was still smoldering as of about 11:30 a.m., and the salvage operation was still underway. Damage estimates have not been released.

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