Southern California Boat Fire Preliminary Report Released


A preliminary report is out about the boat fire that killed 34 people off the Southern California coast. NBC’s Molly Hunter says a criminal probe has been launched.

The National Transportation Safety Board says the surviving crew members report the boat did not have any mechanical or electrical issues before the fire broke out. Federal investigators continue to search for a cause of the Labor Day fire. Salvage crews are have lifted the burned wreckage from the ocean. Officials previously said they want to know if battery charging stations might have sparked the fire.